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    Has anyone here seen the Opera that this aria came from?

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    Yes me , why?
    It's from Puccini :
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_mio_babbino_caro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Yes me , why?
    It's from Puccini :
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_mio_babbino_caro
    I thought it was really funny, did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakup View Post
    I thought it was really funny, did you?

    Now I understand you, I taught you didn't know the piece
    To answer the question , yes it's a very funny part of a nice opera

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9fhuMTqx0. This is the LAST opera singer you'd ever expect to sing this aria BUT she does a very respectable job doing it... NILSSON! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleoperafan View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9fhuMTqx0. This is the LAST opera singer you'd ever expect to sing this aria BUT she does a very respectable job doing it... NILSSON! :-)
    Better than I'd have expected, but it's still rather taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut Still, taken out of context I guess it works well enough.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Now I understand you, I taught you didn't know the piece
    To answer the question , yes it's a very funny part of a nice opera
    Actually I was referring to the whole Opera being funny, especially when you consider the main premise. And then Gianni Schicchi puts one over on the relatives, right under their noses, and they can't do a thing about it. I have listened to the Opera with an English translation of the Libretto, and I would recommend it. If you don't understand the original language, have a Libretto translated into the language you prefer.
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    I would say that this version captures the spirit of the Opera in this one song,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiZc...4&translated=1

    FYI the Groove Barbers grew out of the group known as Rockapella.
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    I think most sopranos take the piece too seriously. Lauretta is using her charm to get round her "beloved daddy" and has absolutely no intention of throwing herself into the Arno, a fact of which Schicchi is no doubt well aware, though he obviously can never resist her anyway. De Los Angeles gets it just right, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleoperafan View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9fhuMTqx0. This is the LAST opera singer you'd ever expect to sing this aria BUT she does a very respectable job doing it... NILSSON! :-)
    Just charming. I wouldn't want to see her in the opera, but I've always found it sweet the way she insisted on doing stuff she loved even if it wasn't second nature to her.
    Last edited by Woodduck; Jan-31-2016 at 02:18.

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    I love Dame Kiri in it, young, fresh and so controlled singeing

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    I saw GIANNI SCHICCI on TV when the Met telecast it several years ago, but I don't know the opera all that well. "O Mio Babbino Caro" is actually one of the few outright arias in the piece, and it sounds a bit jarringly romantic next to most of the surrounding music!

    I've heard many good versions of the aria, but there's one by Ruth Ann Swenson I particularly like.
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    Lauretta isn't really going to throw herself off that bridge, but she is going wrap Daddy around her finger and end up with a ring on it. So not like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxZSP1Dc78Q

    But like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcb6XxvEogs

    Here, sweetie. Here's 500 Euros. Go buy that ring. Mwah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Lauretta isn't really going to throw herself off that bridge, but she is going wrap Daddy around her finger and end up with a ring on it. So not like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxZSP1Dc78Q

    But like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcb6XxvEogs

    Here, sweetie. Here's 500 Euros. Go buy that ring. Mwah!
    I prefer girls that are suicidal for real. In the context of the opera that is.

    Even if it is without an orchestra and only with a piano this is a my favourite version sung by the wonderful Hyunju Park:



    Yes I think Hyunju Park is a wonderful singer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellinilover View Post
    I saw GIANNI SCHICCI on TV when the Met telecast it several years ago, but I don't know the opera all that well. "O Mio Babbino Caro" is actually one of the few outright arias in the piece, and it sounds a bit jarringly romantic next to most of the surrounding music!

    I've heard many good versions of the aria, but there's one by Ruth Ann Swenson I particularly like.
    Yes. But I'm glad it's in there. Try Tebaldi

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