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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Just watching it at the moment, Alma.
    Great. I look forward to your review. Is it the Antonacci version?
    "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
    Great. I look forward to your review. Is it the Antonacci version?
    Of course. I LOVE that woman.
    Natalie

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    Day 2 - Iago's Credo
    "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 amfortas View Post
    1. Best opening scene.
    Well, depends on what "best" means. I quite like the staging of the underwater scene in The Met's/James Levine's Das Rheingold on DVD. Nice effects.

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    2. Aria you think is scary.

    Der Holle Rache

    -Ian

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    Aria you think is scary :

    Hmmm ... all Tsar Ivan's monologues in The Maid of Pskov are terribly scary, but of course needs a Chaliapin or Christoff to be such effective ...
    In a world which is ruled by gangsters and maniacs, art means nothing but just a junk food and there's no hope for human's salvation throughout... (Shāmlou)

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    Day 1: Best opening scene

    I really love the opening of Rheingold, as well as that magical moment of the chorus entering in the beginning of Meistersinger. I also have a soft spot for the opening of Cosí.

    Day 2: Aria you think is scary

    Just about anything Lady Macbeth sings. Truly blood-curdling stuff.

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    Default 2. Aria you think is scary.

    Wotan's monologue in Die Walküre: such a loooooooooooong preaching!

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    2. Aria you think is scary.

    Scarpia's Te Deum. He is SUCH a *******.

    Also Claggart's aria in Billy Budd.
    Natalie

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    It scares me when I hear it... Di quella pira from Il Trovatore. When the trumpets and chorus come in near the end of the aria, it changes to a more triumphant mode, but considering what is happening at the opera at the time, it's hard to be triumphant.


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    Der Holle Rache

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    2. Aria you think is scary

    The Turn of the Screw: Peter Quint's aria


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    I second that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    2. Aria you think is scary.

    Der Holle Rache


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    Hagen's Watch from Götterdämmerung. Slow, restrained, but powerfully menacing--especially as performed by Matti Salminen.


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    2. Aria you think is scary

    No, Pagliaccio non son Because anything to do with clowns I find scary

    Ann

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