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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Finally, a place to share your love of all things opera. What are your favorite arias and who are your favorite singers? What are your fav operas? These questions and much more will be answered in this lounge.

Here's one of my fav singers casting her spell in a lovely Caldara aria:

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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 6:45 pm

I must confess I have a sweet spot for Magdalena Kožená, who's utterly enchanting in this cantata:

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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 6:58 pm

:wub:

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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 8:42 pm

Just can't get enough of Arleen Auger:


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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 9:52 pm

Vivica Genaux :wub:


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Post by monty » April 8th, 2017, 10:26 pm

What's keeping you, opera fans?

Meanwhile, let your ears feast on the angelic voice of Simone Kermes:


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Post by monty » April 9th, 2017, 4:28 pm

More Kermes:


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Post by hurluberlu » April 9th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Here are three arias I liked in lesser known films :

Tosca (Karl Koch, 1941): E Lucevan Le Stelle (Tosca, Puccini) by ?

Go to 10:26 or there directly: link to E Lucevan Le Stelle


Le Pont des Arts (Eugène Green, 2004): Lamento della Ninfa (Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi, Monteverdi) by Claire Lefilliatre

Wait for the actress entry


Tous les Matins du Monde(Alain Corneau, 1991): Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres à 2 voix (François Couperin) by Montserrat Figueras, Maria-Christina Kiehr

Go to 01:00:01 or there directly: link to Tous les Matins du Monde
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Post by monty » April 14th, 2017, 9:59 am

:wub:


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Post by Coco LaBerge » April 19th, 2017, 10:51 pm



Nice thread! didn't notice it before.

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Post by monty » April 20th, 2017, 12:42 pm

So you like Villazón. How about Bryn?


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Post by Coco LaBerge » April 29th, 2017, 1:26 am

Damn I'm awful at keeping track of these threads.

Yeah I like Villazón a lot, probably my favourite of the tenors performing at the moment I've heard, other than Domingo.

Bryn Terfel is excellent yeah, he's always performing in the UK, not had a chance to see him personally unfortunately. In general the tenor repertoire is my favourite though.

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Post by xianjiro » April 14th, 2019, 2:46 am

Monty, any chance you'd be willing to add "classical" to the topic title? It seems a shame to start another music lounge when these two areas are so closely related.

BTW, watching the Glynbourne Festival presentation of Fidelio tonight.

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Post by xianjiro » August 4th, 2020, 2:07 am

So, continuing my quest to see all the great operas, even if only on disc. Given my very limited experience, I'm wondering if maybe someone else on the board might shed some light, and granted, filmed presentations are children of editors, so that may have colored my past experience.

How frequent are curtain calls upon completion of an Act? Of course I'm familiar with them at the end of the production and clearly there are show stoppers which lead to a soloist's or duet's (etc) acknowledgement of the acclaim with a bow or several, but this is the first time I've seen concerted curtain calls after each act (though granted, this could have been edited out of other filmed productions). BTW, it's not the entire cast, just the leads though not necessarily just vocal, some seem to be trotting out who served - not sure what it would be called - more of a dramatic sidenote than actually contributing to either music or narrative.

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Post by 3eyes » August 4th, 2020, 6:39 pm

I'm not precisely an opera buff but I do seek out film versions of 20th-century opera, such as

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (1992)

Prokoviev - War and peace / La guerre et la paix (2000)

Carlisle Floyd's Willie Stark (2008) [All the King's Men]
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Post by xianjiro » August 5th, 2020, 1:06 am

3eyes wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 6:39 pm
I'm not precisely an opera buff but I do seek out film versions of 20th-century opera, such as

Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (1992)

Prokoviev - War and peace / La guerre et la paix (2000)

Carlisle Floyd's Willie Stark (2008) [All the King's Men]
hope you're staying dry and above the tideline :)

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