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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    For myself, listening to (surprise surprise) Ms. Dessay.

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSsbjjRSxKg[/YT]

    Voice at its mid-90s peak. I don't know that this aria can be sung any more beautifully than it is here.
    Gorgeous in voice & looks!
    Ann

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    Riccardo Muti conducts the audience for encore of Va, pensiero. Great to see him in good health once more.

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGh9luPvYs&feature=player_embedded[/YT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Riccardo Muti conducts the audience for encore of Va, pensiero. Great to see him in good health once more.
    Yep, they are not the only ones all teared up. It's the first time I've really noticed the words - very bittersweet and apposite for the sorry state Italy seems to be in at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    Wow that is great. I haven't listened to Iphegenie at all, will have to check it out.

    For myself, listening to (surprise surprise) Ms. Dessay.



    Voice at its mid-90s peak. I don't know that this aria can be sung any more beautifully than it is here.
    This is quite impressive, and not only her voice at her peak is sublime, she also looks good.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Yep, they are not the only ones all teared up. It's the first time I've really noticed the words - very bittersweet and apposite for the sorry state Italy seems to be in at the moment.
    Not just teared up - I cried profusely. This is so fantastic!
    First time you've noticed the words, Nat? They are the most fabulous words in opera, in my opinion... fly thoughts, in wings of gold... And as you know this played a role in the Risorgimento. I know it by heart, and consider it to be a sort of substitute national anthem (I also love the Inno di Mameli). I usually tear up each time I listen to it, and this time I cried like a baby.

    @ Annie - thanks for posting this that will become one of my most cherished YouTube videos.

    And long life to Maestro Muti! It's great to see him back!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Not just teared up - I cried profusely. This is so fantastic!
    First time you've noticed the words, Nat? They are the most fabulous words in opera, in my opinion... fly thoughts, in wings of gold... !
    Yup, all that time in Italy just kind of humming along and thinking how evocative the melody is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    And long life to Maestro Muti! It's great to see him back!
    Still looking hot age 69.
    Natalie

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    Look! More Muti conducting Va pensiero!

    I am quite simply speechless.
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNkHguNjuY&feature=player_embedded[/YT]

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    Yep, Verdi is great. When people put him down, we need to show them these clips.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Well this is pretty impressive
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4EVNbHX1lI[/YT]
    -Ian

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    Son qual nave is such an amazing aria, at least in terms of vocal fireworks. And that messa di voce at the beginning is just spectacular.

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    Cecilia Bartoli is amazing.She has the most agile voice I have ever heard.Her 3 octave range is also impressive E3-F6.I want her to sing Lucia and Lakme.She gets better every day.

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    A slightly different Mad Scene

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    This is my recent watch-ten-times-a-day video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5M_kBpK6qc

    Inkredybol szit, these 8 minutes have much more value than whole operas by Verdi HO HO HO. Monaco is not as gentle voiced as other great Polline: Corelli, but makes more majestic character than him. His magnificent acting, powerful gestures and appearance support this impression. I would say that they are both equally great Pollines. Anyway, it's marvelous fragment of great opera that couldn't miss top ten greatest Italian operas ever and top... one opera in bel canto style.

    6:59 - what did Bellini do with this wind stuff, I can't hear precisely but I never noticed this tasty wind part before. ME WANTS SCORE (not avaiable in web :<)

    This affected me so much that I wrote a piece with similiar facture a'la Bellini with long, flowing melody myself.

    Why does Flavio sound like Vickers?

    And why don't they have such great customes these days?

    HMMM... VENISON

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    This is my recent watch-ten-times-a-day video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5M_kBpK6qc
    Hmmm, I think it could be fantastic, but the sound quality as it's coming through on my computer has so much extra buzz that I can't bear to listen too long.
    Natalie

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzDcXVqJntU - strangely slow version of same thing as above, but splendid as well, Meco al'tar lacks intensity but the Me protegge, me difende... part in some aspects is even better than in his Callas/Serafin recording.

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