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Old 06-13-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Doe Anyone here Like Opera?

I am really starting like it alot. Pavorrati and Andrea Bocellie are great. Who are some other good Opera Singers?? I know there is Placido Domingo also.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Maria Callas
Kathleen Battle
Jessye Norman
Jose Carreras (you know, "the other guy" from The Three Tenors)

I'm not really into opera. For the most part, I'm not a big fan of the big, opera voices. I like Kathleen Battle because her voice has less vibrato than those "big, opera voices."

But I like hearing a nice aria now and again. I can take those voices in small doses.
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I enjoy opera very much. My husband and I were fortunate enough to see the Ring Cycle last fall. Opera Pacific imported the Kirov Opera's staging and cast. It was four nights of operas over six days. We even had dinner breaks! We've seem Carmen, Aida, and a French opera, the name of which escapes me right now.
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I've seen a few operas (Puccini is my favorite of the major opera composers) and on the whole it's an enjoyable experience, but like cori, I'm not a fan of the big opera voices that much. That said, I could listen to Nessun Dorma for hours - it's such a beautiful, grand and sweeping piece of music.

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I love opera.

I've never payed attention to the singers. My favorite opera's come from Germany and Russia. Tristan und Isolde, Salome, Turandot, Khovanshchina and Ca Ira are my favorites.

Opera is one of the most passionate and beautiful examples of humanity's ability to express emotions through art. The pure emotion is unlike any other experience. Opera has always given me the shivers. The duet between music and the human voice is stunning.
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:36 PM   #6
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Cool thank you everyone. I will have to go listen to some of this when I get home.
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I only just started to get into opera; saw my first one last week actually (Bizet's Carmen). As for operatic voices I always preferred male singers to female; I appreciate soprano a lot more now but it can still get a bit tiring in large doses.
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Wow!

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Ha ha! I almost posted that in here earlier today.

Good for that guy. Is he technically perfect? No. So what! He puts his heart and soul in it, and to hell with the freaking opera purists being all snobby and elitists on YouTube or wherever else online they're being all snobby about him.

To me, that's what those "(Insert Country Here)'s Got Talent" shows should be about. Adults with an honest talent and passion, and for whatever reason were not able to pursue it, or just never given the opportunity. Now here's a show where they can get up and do it, and maybe it'll turn into something other than just a dream.

I wish there was more of that instead of 9 year old little girls belting out adult songs and pretending to understand what the hell they're singing about.

(On the one hand, yes, that little girl who won last year is talented ... but on the other hand? Yeesh.)

Ahem. Anyway. Opera. Carry on!
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If you like opera you should rent the Great Caruso and listen to Mario Lanza. He had a fantastic voice
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Wow!



I need to hear more stuff like this
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:41 AM   #12
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It's incredible to hear what opera singers can do with their voice. They also need to have great acting skills.
I love Anna Netrebko. Not only is she a beautiful, charming lady, but also a great singer and actor.
My favourite male opera singer at the moment is Spanish tenor Rolando Villazón. He's also a very funny guy.
I have seen a lot of operas here in Vienna and also some in the Arena di Verona. From the Verdi operas, I love Nabucco and La Traviata the most. In general, Puccini is my favourite composer. But I also love Carmen.
I listen to opera a lot, not only whole operas, but also duets and arias from various artists.
It also depends on my mood, like classical music in general. Sometimes I spend weeks without listening to any opera or classical stuff, then again I spend some time only listening to that.
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Have never been a big fan of opera I'm afraid. I agree their voices are incredible but the closest I get to it is Miss Sarajevo.
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Pavarotti s elephants.

http://www.rathergood.com/elephants/
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