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    Strauss's Salome: some find it too lovey-dovey sweet.
    Last edited by Almaviva; Jul-29-2011 at 20:01. Reason: so that this new thead with moved posts makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Could also try Strauss's Salome, although some find it too lovey-dovey sweet.
    I try to keep a grip on my feelings, but the scene with the little lost puppy turns me into a puddle of tears every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    I try to keep a grip on my feelings, but the scene with the little lost puppy turns me into a puddle of tears every time.
    What get's me moved every time is the lovely scene where we see Salome being very playful with her boyfriend's face at the end. I love these romantic comedies when a previously tough guy falls head first for his gal.
    "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 Couchie View Post
    Could also try Strauss's Salome, although some find it too lovey-dovey sweet.
    There's nothing quite like a good family comedy, right up there with Don Carlo and the closest family of all, the folks in Die Walkure.

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    The ultimate light, uplifting opera is The Death of Klinghoffer. Don't let the title fool you, novice; it's one of those relaxing vacation/cruise stories.
    "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
    The ultimate light, uplifting opera is The Death of Klinghoffer. Don't let the title fool you, novice; it's one of those relaxing vacation/cruise stories.
    Not to forget Dialogues des carmélites, which is as close to a chick flick you'll ever get in opera. It's like Gilmore Girls only set in a convent. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.

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    Hehehe, we should make a thread out of this topic: sadistic misleading descriptions of operas for the purpose of fooling the novice. I won't start it, though. Lately my attempts at humor have backfired.
    "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
    Hehehe, we should make a thread out of this topic: sadistic misleading descriptions of operas for the purpose of fooling the novice. I won't start it, though. Lately my attempts at humor have backfired.
    Well, I think you'll be fine with that one. Sounds like a smashing idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Hehehe, we should make a thread out of this topic: sadistic misleading descriptions of operas for the purpose of fooling the novice. I won't start it, though. Lately my attempts at humor have backfired.
    Sounds like fun. I'll have what my warped mind can come up with. I'll Be Back.
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    Rosenkavalier was a serious suggestion, if you can get over the small hurdle of the through-written german sometimes coming at you at 200 words-per-minute with eccentric orchestration, it is as delightful a romp and as heartfelt as Figaro.

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    Some operas for the "family values" crowd: Lulu, Salome, Tristan und Isolde, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and Die Walküre, just to name a few . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Rosenkavalier was a serious suggestion, if you can get over the small hurdle of the through-written german sometimes coming at you at 200 words-per-minute with eccentric orchestration, it is as delightful a romp and as heartfelt as Figaro.
    I know, it's just that I couldn't split your recommendation lest I mutilated your post.
    But since you seem to endorse the change and the start of this new thread seems awkward, I'll *will* edit it, then. You may want to go back there to the other thread and re-post your Rosenkavalier recommendation, then.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    If you liked The Sound of Music, you'll *love* Wozzeck!

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    Boris Godunov

    You might remember this guy from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show; however, moose and squirrel aren't in this opera, and neither is Natasha. The opera is a comedy about how Boris gets promoted to a job that overwhelms him. There's lots of laughs from all the characters except for a pious monk, Varlaam. The opera ends with a wonderful romp in the forest.

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