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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    I agree. Changing the text, kills arias. They don't sound the same anymore.
    The biggest problem in converting Wagner's German to an English libretto is finding similar wordings that have the same rhythmic musical patterns as the original German. I've yet to hear this successfully done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    And yet Chandos did a whole series of translated operas in English, so did the Germans in the early days.
    Well, there's English National Opera (ENO) in London, and they do operas in English. Though I prefer to familiarize myself with libretto before attending any opera. The staging is always interesting and as another different experience of course, but if I had to choose it would be Tristan and Isolde in Covent Garden in German

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    Well, there's English National Opera (ENO) in London, and they do operas in English. Though I prefer to familiarize myself with libretto before attending any opera. The staging is always interesting and as another different experience of course, but if I had to choose it would be Tristan and Isolde in Covent Garden in German
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