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    Le Nozze di Figaro
    I love other operas but I never get tired of this one

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    Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande.

    Technically not an opera, but: Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.
    At last to guess, instead of always knowing. To be able to say “ah” and “oh” and “hey” instead of “yea” and “amen. ” ~ Wings of Desire

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    I enjpy Mozart's operas greatly,but it's too bad you don't like Wagner and Romantic opera in general. "Vulgar" is the last thing I would call Wagner's orchestral sound and music in general.
    How about sumptuous, hugely colorful and filled with intricate counterpoint ?
    Keep giving his music and other 19th century opera a chance.It might grow on you.
    There's no use blaming Wagner's music for not being like Mozart's.Apples and oranges.
    And by the way, Wagner admired Mozart's operas greatly,too.

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    Also a big fan of Le nozze di Figaro. A classic favourite! Anyone got any good recommendations of new productions, new innovations in opera?

    Saz
    Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperaSaz View Post
    Also a big fan of Le nozze di Figaro. A classic favourite! Anyone got any good recommendations of new productions, new innovations in opera?

    Saz
    Going to see one in Auckland, New Zealand, tonight. It might be a bit far to come here just for an opera though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Going to see one in Auckland, New Zealand, tonight. It might be a bit far to come here just for an opera though.....
    If I had a transporter like in Star Trek...

    Have a great time.
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    I have just started to like operas and I prefer operas from middle baroque to middle classical but I also enjoy the magic flute

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    In something like this order:

    Tosca
    Madama Butterfly
    Turandot
    Pagliacci
    La bohème
    Die Meistersinger
    Anything else by Wagner
    Don Giovanni
    Die Zauberflöte

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    Man there's so many. Fogetting a bunch but off the top of my head--

    Tristan
    Parsifal
    Meistersinger
    Figaro
    Electra
    Rosencav
    BlueBeard's Castle
    Tosca
    Walkure

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    Lohengrin--the perfect amalgam of the Italianate and Wagnerian styles. The best of both worlds.
    It's no accident that the great Verdi tenor Placido Domingo made such a fantastic Lohengrin on an
    apparently discontinued DVD from the Vienna State Opera. A stupendous performance with a magnificent cast. Get it if you can.

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    Lohengrin--the perfect amalgam of the Italianate and Wagnerian styles.
    What serious influences of italian style do you see in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    What serious influences of italian style do you see in it?
    What influence? For a few, the soaring lines of Elsa's introductory aria, the thrilling choral singing, the passionate exchanges between Elsa and Lohengrin as they declare their love for each other and the tender, melodic handling of the wedding music. The short interlude immediately following the duet between Elsa and Ortrud is pure voluptuousness in the best romantic tradition. That's what my ears tell me; others may hear differently.

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    Ortrud's last aria when Lohengrin is about to leave and she reveals what she did has some orchestral moments that could be written by <tfu!> Rossini, but that's all "italian" that I hear. As for exchanges, I find Lohengrin (and all Wagner operas) to be much less dynamic in this matter, characters rarely exchange short phrases, there are more monologues coming one after another than real conversations.

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