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    Red face Arias or scenes you never get tired of....................

    What are the arias or scenes that always rivet or move you?
    That you never tire of hearing.
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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    Purcell's "Thy Hand Belinda" but then i'm kind of emo.
    The soft complaining flute in dying notes discovers the woes of hopeless lovers.

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    The prize song and finale of Meistersinger.
    Never tire of it.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    The ending of Rheingold, Marietta's lied from Die Tote Stadt, and the in vano, Alvaro scene between tenor and baritone in La Forza.
    "No preluding! Piano pianissimo -- then all will be well." (Posted in the orchestra pit on August 13, 1876)

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    the sextet and finale from Lucia.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    The dialogue between Siegmund and Brünnhilde in act 2 of Walküre , sung by Jonas Kaufmann and Nina Stemme

    Glück, das mir verblieb from Die Tote Stadt, sung by Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund

    Va tacito e nascosto
    from Giulio Cesare, as staged here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CJXlJCJSH4

    Lensky's aria, sung by Pavol Breslik, and the last scene of Eugene Onegin in the Carsen Met staging

    The whole of the second act of Tosca.

    The poker scene in the second act of La Fanciulla del West

    Contessa, perdono in Le Nozze di Figaro.

    The Commendatore scene in Don Giovanni

    Pur ti miro at the end of L'incoronazione di Poppea

    The father son recognition scene in Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria

    Where shall I fly, from Handel's Hercules, as performed by Joyce DiDonato here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwMVrfKBmO8

    Rachel, quand du seigneur, from Halévy's la Juive, sung by Neil Shicoff.

    In fernem Land from Lohengrin.

    Billy's last ballad from Billy Budd, sung by Simon Keenlyside

    The ball scene in War and Peace.

    Già nella notte densa from Otello

    Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor from Don Carlo
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    finale act ll of Figaro.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    The prize song and finale of Meistersinger.
    Never tire of it.
    My absolute favourite as well !

    I would also mention Purcell's aria "Fairest Isle" from King Arthur.

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    Arbitrarily:

    Papageno/a duet at the end of Magic Flute
    The gruffly masculine tenor/bass duet from the start of Abduction from the Seraglio
    Flower song from Carmen
    Mon couer s'ata voix (sp) from Samson and Delilah - and the solo mezzo version doesn't cut it
    The short, soaring orchestral interlude in first scene of Sister Angelica right after the door slams (its in A major if that helps) - it's only a 20 secs or so, but WOW
    End of Electra
    "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen"
    Lulu, meine Angel...
    Mainly, of course, the Liebestod
    Feels like I'll never tire of the whole of Fausto Romitelli's The Index of Metals, but then I only listened to it for the first time last week

    Interesting to contrast with loveable operas where there isn't a standout scene or number (or maybe just some I don't know well enough!)

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    The Dawn Duet in Gotterdammerung sung by Astrid Varnay and Wolfgang Windgassen:http://www.amazon.com/Gotterdammerun...otterdammerung
    The Love Duet from Tristan with Flagstad and Melchior
    The end of Act II in Norma with Sutherland, Horne and Alexander.
    Zweite Brautnacht with Leontyne Price

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgee View Post
    The gruffly masculine tenor/bass duet from the start of Abduction from the Seraglio
    yes! I love that one too.

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    I can get tired of everything. Never getting tired comes with effort to wisely handle my listening portions.

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    Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte.
    when done right, slow and breezy.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    The bass aria
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