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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

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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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