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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Shatterhand View Post
    Give me Elsa's Dream any day.
    Love your hobbies. Not sure about the opera thing though!!
    Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Love your hobbies. Not sure about the opera thing though!!
    After a hard day's work trying to cause nuclear war between the major powers, there's nothing like kicking back in my underwater volcano base and listening to Mozart.

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    Domingo is 78 today

    Still singing, still conducting, still running LA Opera!

    Happy birthday, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Domingo is 78 today

    Still singing, still conducting, still running LA Opera!

    Happy birthday, man!
    He and Mariella Devia should do some duets. A couple of well-aged voices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Domingo is 78 today

    Still singing, still conducting, still running LA Opera!

    Happy birthday, man!
    A fun article from around 45 years ago that I ran across recently, asking whether Domingo was singing too much. Cameos from Callas and Nilsson. Decades on, it's amusing to read these comments questioning whether Domingo was shortening his career by pushing himself too much.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1972/02/27/a...ound-keep.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by howlingfantods View Post
    A fun article from around 45 years ago that I ran across recently, asking whether Domingo was singing too much. Cameos from Callas and Nilsson. Decades on, it's amusing to read these comments questioning whether Domingo was shortening his career by pushing himself too much.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1972/02/27/a...ound-keep.html
    No question, the man is a phenomenon.

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    Antonio Pappano did a programme on BBC 4 tracing the history of the aria. Very entertaining and informative and well worth a watch if you have BBC i player.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002w72

    Hopefully it might also find its way on to You Tube

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    Did anyone watch The Tale of Tsar Saltan preformed? I did last year and it was very good!
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    What happened to the interesting thread about Carmen? Why can we not freely discuss things? This seems a cavalier and thoughtless attitude to delete some well reasoned posts that in many cases can take some time to write.

    Yet we're permitted to discuss 'sexiest' soprano, baritone, whatever, best black singers, which perturbs me far more at times.

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    All those hot takes, lost in time, like tears in rain...time to die (maybe).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fatale View Post
    What happened to the interesting thread about Carmen? Why can we not freely discuss things? This seems a cavalier and thoughtless attitude to delete some well reasoned posts that in many cases can take some time to write.

    Yet we're permitted to discuss 'sexiest' soprano, baritone, whatever, best black singers, which perturbs me far more at times.
    My word... It's actually gone, isn't it?

    I am in full, emphatic agreement with you. There were a few nasty personal comments in that thread, but that hardly seems a reason for deep sixing the whole thing. Why do we come here and spend time thinking and writing if our best efforts are to be expunged by overreacting moderators?

    Perhaps they're just "cleaning it up" and will put it back when it's all nice 'n' pretty.
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    Hi guys! I'm new here and I just recently (about year and a half) started to learn singing.

    I hoped I could ask you guys a question... I came across this youtube channel, it's called Mister Opera.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mvh7vASRWk

    Have you guys heard of it and what do you think? (He's all into chest voice I noticed lol)

    Anyway, thank you for adding me
    Ciao

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    I realized that despite 22 years of being an opera fan (it's my anniversary tonight) and listening to/watching Ballo five billion times, I still don't know which one is Horn and which one is Ribbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezzoforever View Post
    Hi guys! I'm new here and I just recently (about year and a half) started to learn singing.

    I hoped I could ask you guys a question... I came across this youtube channel, it's called Mister Opera.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mvh7vASRWk

    Have you guys heard of it and what do you think? (He's all into chest voice I noticed lol)

    Anyway, thank you for adding me
    Ciao
    I'd ignore that guy. He's clearly conflating his own subjective vocal preferences with 'good technique', and probably glossing over the differences older recording equipment accounts for. While it might be true (though I don't know) that singing technique has changed in various ways over the years, perhaps for the worse, I doubt that this youtuber is arriving at that conclusion via any rational process!

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    Since photos and reviews are out for the ROH Forza, I couldn't help but notice a neat parallel to the legendary Munich one:

    Carlo x Alvaro.jpg

    1512455_604417636311315_9154189341391604701_n.jpg

    Also, reviews all seem to notice how IntenseTM these two are together.

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