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    Question What are your 5 favorite operas?

    i'm thinking on mine, go ahead please.

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    Giovanni
    Le noza de figaro
    Meistersinger something something
    Berg lulu
    Idomoneo

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    Default My Fav Five...

    1. Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen
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    2. Berg Lulu (Opera in English)
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    3. Bellini Norma
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    4. Handel Julius Caesar (Opera in English)
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    5. Brecht/Weill (English 1976 Public Theater Revival)
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    Default My fav Plus one...

    6. Duke Bluebeard's Castle (English Live)
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    I'm a novice but so far my top 5 ( in sparse order ) would look like:

    Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    Cavalleria Rusticana
    Turandot
    Norma
    Aida or L'elisir d'amore ( can't decide at the moment, probably the former )

    Off-topic,yesterday I've relistened to the first half of Eugene Onegin and I'm must say I was quite impressed.

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    Top 5 in random order
    La Traviata (The only one i have not seen a fantastic performance of on DVD or live. Just on the strength of the music)
    Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (A fantastic performance at the Gothenburg opera put it here)
    Eugene Onegin (Same as for the meistersinger)
    La Fille du Regiment (I watched this on MET player with Dessay and Juan Diego Florez)
    Tosca (This one as well because of an Gothenburg opera performance)

    Just outside top 5
    Die Zauberflöte, Porgy & Bess, Fidelio, Turandot, The Cunning Little Vixen, Aniara, Madama Butterfly, Sour Angelica

    But this list is of course bound to change. A fantastic performance live or on DVD can easily push an opera into this top 5.

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    Der Rosenkavalier - RStrauss
    The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
    Julius Caesar - Handel
    Medea - Charpentier
    Orfeo - Monteverdi
    (listed from most recent - not ranked)

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    #1 - Marriage of Figaro
    #2 - Barber of Seville
    #3 - Cosi Fan Tutte
    #4 - Elixir of Love
    #5 - Don Giovanni

    Obviously I gravitate towards Mozart and Bel Canto.

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    The Magic Flute
    L'Orfeo
    Maskarade
    The Daughter of the Regiment
    Carmen/Barber of Seville (tie)

    (I don't know many operas - I usually turn on the DVDs and fast forward to check through the sets after the first couple of minutes.)

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    Billy Budd
    Giulio Cesare
    Don Giovanni
    Don Carlos
    Carmen
    The Ring

    Simply can't manage just five.
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    I truly can not say as I know so little about it but from the few that I've head, it's nice to see Mama above siting two of my favorites (DG and Carmen) and I feel this is a thread I could learn much from. In my inexpert opinion, I can also add Olias' and Dode's choices as well.

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    My top five, in order of preference:
    - Fidelio (Beethoven)
    - Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
    - Rigoletto (Verdi)
    - Il Trovatore (Verdi)
    - La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Billy Budd
    Giulio Cesare
    Don Giovanni
    Don Carlos
    Carmen
    The Ring

    Simply can't manage just five.

    that's ok, it's a tough one. 1 or 2 more squeezed in is ok.
    Last edited by Itullian; Feb-08-2012 at 22:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    What are your 5 favorite operas?
    here!He's the best, you know!
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    1. Tristan und Isolde
    2. La Traviata
    3. Der Rosenkavalier
    4. Don Giovanni
    5. Der Ring
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