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    I like operetta.
    I should do a thread on them.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    I forgot to mention Kalman's Grafin Maritza. May we include operetta? This one is an astonishing cornucopia of infectious melody of the best Viennese vintage, spiced with a little Hungarian paprika. Good performances are hard to find, though. People don't know how to perform this repertoire any more.
    Just by coincidence, Sena Jurinac's namesake posted this this morning:

    Operetta - Should I?

    For some reason I'm having a hard time making it play without interruptions. Dang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Foe me it's pretty easy.
    Almost exclusively German opera:
    Wagner
    Gluck
    Von Weber
    R. Strauss
    Korngold

    Don't care for Russian or French operas.
    Only enjoy Italian comic operas.
    Don't forget Humperdinck.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Sep-04-2018 at 02:52.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nina foresti View Post
    1. Boito: Mefistofele
    2. Verdi: Don Carlo/Otello/Turandot/Rigoletto/Traviata/Trovatore/La Forza
    3. Puccini: Madama Butterfly/Tosca/Boheme/Fanciulla del West/Manon Lescaut
    4. Menotti: The Consul/Saint of Bleecker Street
    5. Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmelites
    6. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
    7.Giordano: Andrea Chenier
    8. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
    9. Janacek: Jenufa
    10. Strauss: Salome
    11. Gounod: Romeo et Juliette/Faust
    12. Halevy: La Juive
    14. Montemezzi:L'amor dei tre re
    15.Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
    16. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
    17. Bellini: Norma
    18. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
    19. Massenet: Manon
    20. Wagner: Parsifal/Gotterdammerung
    21. Bizet: Carmen
    22. Britten: Billy Budd
    23. Mozart: Don Giovanni
    24. Sondheim: Sweeney Todd (is this REALLY permitted? Not by Sondheim it isn't!)
    25. Bernstein: West Side Story (are you kidding me? Since when?)
    Well, if it's performed by opera singers, in an opera house...

    Kaminski also includes several Rodgers & Hammerstein, My Fair Lady, and Fiddler on the Roof in his book on 1001 Operas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Foe me it's pretty easy.
    Almost exclusively German opera:
    Wagner
    Gluck
    Von Weber
    R. Strauss
    Korngold
    Humperdinck

    Don't care for Russian or French operas.
    Only enjoy Italian comic operas.
    What about Gluck in French?

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    Opera Composer Year
    Orfeo Monteverdi 1607
    L'incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi 1635
    Acis et Galatée Lully 1686
    Dido and Aeneas Purcell 1689
    Rinaldo Händel 1711
    Giulio Cesare Händel 1724
    Tamerlano Händel 1724
    Tito Manlio Vivaldi 1733
    La serva padrona Pergolesi 1733
    Les Indes Galantes Rameau 1735
    Orfeo ed Euridice Glück 1762
    Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart 1782
    Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart 1786
    Don Giovanni Mozart 1787
    Così fan tutte Mozart 1790
    La Flauta Mágica Mozart 1791
    Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa 1792
    Medea Cherubini 1797
    Tancredi Rossini 1813
    L'Italiana in Algeri Rossini 1813
    Fidelio Beethoven 1814
    Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini 1816
    Der Freischütz Weber 1821
    Semiramide Rossini 1823
    La sonnambula Bellini 1831
    Norma Bellini 1831
    L'elisir d'amore Donizetti 1832
    I puritani Bellini 1835
    Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti 1835
    Maria Stuarda Donizetti 1835
    La Juive Halévy 1835
    Les Huguenotes Meyerbeer 1836
    Macbeth Verdi 1843
    Der fliegende Holländer Wagner 1843
    Tannhäuser Wagner 1845
    Lohengrin Wagner 1848
    Rigoletto Verdi 1851
    Les Troyens Berlioz 1853
    La Traviata Verdi 1853
    Il trovatore Verdi 1853
    Faust Gounod 1859
    Tristan e Isolda Wagner 1859
    Hamlet Thomas 1868
    Don Carlo Verdi 1867
    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner 1867
    Aida Verdi 1871
    Boris Godunov Mussorgski 1872
    Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner 1874
    Carmen Bizet 1875
    Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns 1877
    Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky 1879
    Les Contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach 1880
    La Gioconda Ponchielli 1880
    Parsifal Wagner 1882
    Otello Verdi 1887
    Pagliacci Leoncavallo 1890
    Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni 1890
    Píkovaya dama Tchaikovsky 1890
    Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea 1892
    Werther Massenet 1892
    Falstaff Verdi 1893
    Thaïs Massenet 1894
    Andrea Chénier Giordano 1896
    La Bohème Puccini 1896
    Tosca Puccini 1900
    Rusalka Dvorak 1901
    Pelleas et Melisande Debussy 1902
    Jenufa Janacek 1904
    Madama Butterfly Puccini 1904
    Salome Strauss 1905
    Elektra Strauss 1909
    Der Rosenkavalier Strauss 1911
    Ariadne auf Naxos Strauss 1912
    A kékszakállú herceg vára Bartok 1913
    Die Gezeichneten Schreker 1915
    Il Trittico Puccini 1917
    Die Tote Stadt Korngold 1920
    Katia Kabanova Janacek 1921
    Wozzeck Berg 1925
    Doktor Faust Busoni 1925
    Cardillac Hindemith 1926
    Věc Makropulos Janacek 1926
    Turandot Puccini 1926
    Moses und Aron Schönberg 1934
    Lady Macbeth Shostakovich 1934
    Porgy & Bess Gershwin 1935
    Lulu Berg 1937
    Peter Grimes Britten 1945
    Voiná i mir Prokofiev 1945
    The Consul Menotti 1950
    Billy Budd Britten 1951
    The rake's progress Stravinski 1951
    Boulevard Solitude Henze 1952
    The Turn of the Screw Britten 1954
    Dialogues des Carmélites Poulenc 1957
    Die Soldaten Zimmermann 1965
    Saint François d'Assise Messiaen 1983
    Nixon in China Adams 1987
    Luci mie traditrici Sciarrino 1998
    L'amour de loin Saariaho 2000



    Restricting the list up to the 20th century, as per the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schigolch View Post
    Opera Composer Year
    Orfeo Monteverdi 1607
    L'incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi 1635
    Acis et Galatée Lully 1686
    Dido and Aeneas Purcell 1689
    Rinaldo Händel 1711
    Giulio Cesare Händel 1724
    Tamerlano Händel 1724
    Tito Manlio Vivaldi 1733
    La serva padrona Pergolesi 1733
    Les Indes Galantes Rameau 1735
    Orfeo ed Euridice Glück 1762
    Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart 1782
    Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart 1786
    Don Giovanni Mozart 1787
    Così fan tutte Mozart 1790
    La Flauta Mágica Mozart 1791
    Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa 1792
    Medea Cherubini 1797
    Tancredi Rossini 1813
    L'Italiana in Algeri Rossini 1813
    Fidelio Beethoven 1814
    Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini 1816
    Der Freischütz Weber 1821
    Semiramide Rossini 1823
    La sonnambula Bellini 1831
    Norma Bellini 1831
    L'elisir d'amore Donizetti 1832
    I puritani Bellini 1835
    Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti 1835
    Maria Stuarda Donizetti 1835
    La Juive Halévy 1835
    Les Huguenotes Meyerbeer 1836
    Macbeth Verdi 1843
    Der fliegende Holländer Wagner 1843
    Tannhäuser Wagner 1845
    Lohengrin Wagner 1848
    Rigoletto Verdi 1851
    Les Troyens Berlioz 1853
    La Traviata Verdi 1853
    Il trovatore Verdi 1853
    Faust Gounod 1859
    Tristan e Isolda Wagner 1859
    Hamlet Thomas 1868
    Don Carlo Verdi 1867
    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner 1867
    Aida Verdi 1871
    Boris Godunov Mussorgski 1872
    Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner 1874
    Carmen Bizet 1875
    Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns 1877
    Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky 1879
    Les Contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach 1880
    La Gioconda Ponchielli 1880
    Parsifal Wagner 1882
    Otello Verdi 1887
    Pagliacci Leoncavallo 1890
    Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni 1890
    Píkovaya dama Tchaikovsky 1890
    Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea 1892
    Werther Massenet 1892
    Falstaff Verdi 1893
    Thaïs Massenet 1894
    Andrea Chénier Giordano 1896
    La Bohème Puccini 1896
    Tosca Puccini 1900
    Rusalka Dvorak 1901
    Pelleas et Melisande Debussy 1902
    Jenufa Janacek 1904
    Madama Butterfly Puccini 1904
    Salome Strauss 1905
    Elektra Strauss 1909
    Der Rosenkavalier Strauss 1911
    Ariadne auf Naxos Strauss 1912
    A kékszakállú herceg vára Bartok 1913
    Die Gezeichneten Schreker 1915
    Il Trittico Puccini 1917
    Die Tote Stadt Korngold 1920
    Katia Kabanova Janacek 1921
    Wozzeck Berg 1925
    Doktor Faust Busoni 1925
    Cardillac Hindemith 1926
    Věc Makropulos Janacek 1926
    Turandot Puccini 1926
    Moses und Aron Schönberg 1934
    Lady Macbeth Shostakovich 1934
    Porgy & Bess Gershwin 1935
    Lulu Berg 1937
    Peter Grimes Britten 1945
    Voiná i mir Prokofiev 1945
    The Consul Menotti 1950
    Billy Budd Britten 1951
    The rake's progress Stravinski 1951
    Boulevard Solitude Henze 1952
    The Turn of the Screw Britten 1954
    Dialogues des Carmélites Poulenc 1957
    Die Soldaten Zimmermann 1965
    Saint François d'Assise Messiaen 1983
    Nixon in China Adams 1987
    Luci mie traditrici Sciarrino 1998
    L'amour de loin Saariaho 2000



    Restricting the list up to the 20th century, as per the OP.
    I've alwys admired the wide range you listen to and enjoy.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    I really have wide tastes, as I posted in the 'opera you don't get' thread, it's really only Clemenza, Ariadne and Pelleas that leave me cold. I have preferences and some works are obviously stronger than others, but in general I love opera, all of it, ring up the curtain!

    N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    I really have wide tastes, as I posted in the 'opera you don't get' thread, it's really only Clemenza, Ariadne and Pelleas that leave me cold. I have preferences and some works are obviously stronger than others, but in general I love opera, all of it, ring up the curtain!

    N.
    Me too, except that I adore Pelléas et Mélisande, and like both Ariadne auf Naxos and La Clemenza di Tito.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    I (at the very least) like most of the operas I've seen, but in particular:

    Satyagraha & Einstein on the Beach - two very different sides of Philip Glass's abilities, both totally enrapturing. I'll never forget how I fell in love with Satyagraha from the first three notes, and how it carried that feeling all the way to the end without breaking the spell once. Einstein on the Beach was like being picked up by a UFO and being shown a totally alternate and previously unthinkable form of living.

    The Exterminating Angel & Breaking the Waves, which I'm grouping as being based on movies. Both are terrifying and exhilirating, though I think Breaking the Waves has a slight edge - Angel is beautiful (the "closet duet"!), but Waves has such a distinct sound that I love.

    The Tales of Hoffman, Hansel and Gretel, & La Cenerentola - I love fairy tales so of course I turn up for these. Hoffman and Hansel both have a number of terrific songs, and Cenerentola is just fun from start to finish (particularly with the lovely Joyce DiDonato, who just breaks your heart).

    Die Meistersinger - I was gripped by the psychologies of this. It's wonderfully detailed in its observations about life, goes deeply into a unique craft, and has great dramatic intrigue.

    Capriccio & Salome - two different sides of Strauss. Capriccio had me from the start with its ambiguous discussion of conflicting art forms and the tragic necessity of living only one life at a time, and only in one direction. Salome, on the other hand, is disgustingly lurid, which I'm absolutely here for.

    Nixon in China - my favorite of Adams's works, and so far my favorite post-1800s opera. "This is prophetic!" is such an incredible piece of work, and is representative of the opera's charms - the libretto's poetics are nothing short of astonishing, and the music is so propulsive that listening to it becomes an act of compulsion.

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