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    Question Moments that make or break an opera recording...

    A moment in an opera recording that if it's
    not done right for you spoils the recording.

    Do you have one? or more?
    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

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    Interesting idea Itullian. I will need some time to reflect on this. You must have had something in mind when you posed the question!
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    If the endings of the 3 acts of Lohengrin are taken too fast and
    are not built up enough.

    For one.
    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

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    An underpowered brass section without adequate "rip" in any Wagner opera...
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    One that definitely ruins it for me is if a soprano scoops to make the Traft in Traft ihr das Schiff of Senta's Ballad following the initial series of Johohoes. Following examples are queued to play the last Johohoe then Traft ihr das Schiff. Scooping occurs on the T of Traft.

    This one is good.

    This one has the scooping.
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    Definitely a bad coloratura in Donna Anna's "Non mi dir".

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    Last edited by SixFootScowl; Mar-19-2018 at 00:33.
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