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    Oh yeah, I must add "the beauty of that smile that appeared after she held that look well into the applause....."!
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    Mira, o Norma covers: 1 Favorite Aria

    2. Favorite Duet

    3. From favorite opera

    Done here by my favorite duo.................Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jb-7...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    That's really difficult for me. I listen to a particular aria & it moves me to tears & think to myself 'this is my favourite'.

    Then a few days later I am listening to another opera & think 'no this is my favourite'.
    YupYupYup. I know the feeling. I can select a 'favorite composer,' favorite conductor,' favorite symphony,' possibly even "Favorite Opera,'--- but favorite aria??

    Too many choices- let's try categorically:

    Favorite Wagner aria: Dich, Teure Halle from Tannhäuser-
    or maybe Senta's Ballad from Der Fliegende Holländer.

    Favorite Verdi aria: Di, Quella Pira from Il Trovatore.

    Favorite Puccini aria: Che Gelida Manina from La Bohème.

    Favorite Humerous aria: Vous qui faltes l'endormie from Gounod's Faust.

    Favorite Mozart aria: Queen of Night's aria from Die Zauberflöte.

    Favorite Mezzo aria: Connais-tu le pays? from Mignon (Thomas)-
    or possibly Brangäne's Watch from Tristan und Isolde.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_townPhilly View Post

    Favorite Mozart aria: Queen of Night's aria from Die Zauberflöte.
    To be sure ... but which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by classidaho View Post
    Mira, o Norma covers: 1 Favorite Aria

    2. Favorite Duet

    3. From favorite opera

    Done here by my favorite duo.................Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jb-7...eature=related
    I posted that very clip elsewhere a few days back, it's just wonderful.... I could never tire of listening to it.

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    And back on track, for favorite aria, again, from my favorite Opera (Norma), I choose Casta Diva. Going off the track, for a Soprano, I choose Angela GHEORGHIU as my favorite performance for this part.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3iFR...eature=related
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    My favourites change all the time. Right now I'm very into arias from Giulio Cesare, the arias I listen to the most would have to be L'aura che spira and V'adoro pupille.

    Scherza infida from Ariodante, Love sounds th' alarm from Acis & Galatea and Addio del passato from La Traviata would also make my top 10 list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpat View Post
    Right now I'm very into arias from Giulio Cesare, the arias I listen to the most would have to be L'aura che spira and V'adoro pupille.
    For a while my favourite aria was "Va tacito et nascosto" from that opera, but it definitely provides plenty of contenders!
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    I will never tire of hearing great versions of Rosina's aria Una Voce Poco Fa from Barber of Seville, women ususally find a way to outsmart men in Rossini's world.

    Besides Callas amazing versions this Anna Moffo performance from TV segment is just delightful, full of confidence and swagger with imaginative delivery, a woman determined to have her way

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjKwm3enCTw
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    For me the two Queen of the Night Aria's (yes both of them ), "Leb Wohl!" From the end of Die Walküre, "Fliegt heim ihr Raben", end of Götterdämmerung, Siegmund heiss ich, Siegmund binn ich, end of act 1 of Die Walkure. Ah... I love too many aria's to mention here It's extremely difficult to choose but one favorite...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petwhac View Post
    This is a great performance of a great aria.
    Talk about being 'in the zone', watch her after her last note.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do9t0hMmQHI
    Totally amazing - grazie Petwhac

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    Have you seen this?
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=VkVtZs5x-14
    Fun as hell to sing along, though I suspect my Italian isn't quite up to snuff
    That was such good fun, ages since ive had a go at singing that.

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    Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied) from Korngold's Die Tote Stadt. If there's a more beautiful 20th-century aria than this I can't imagine which it would be.

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    "Non Mi Dir" from Don Giovanni. Beautiful.

    I have lots of other faves though.

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    Default It's hard to quote one favorite aria,

    it changes a lot.
    Currently I believe that if I had to quote one for the female voices and one for the male voices, I'd go with Casta Diva from Norma, and Je Crois Entendre Encore from Les pêcheurs de perles.
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