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    Verdi - Attila, 'Santo di patria... Allor che I forti corrono'
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    Quote Originally Posted by lextune View Post
    The first five minutes of this will do:

    Unqualified "YES"

    There are so many examples from which to choose, but from the other end of the operatic spectrum to Wagner, I have had success convincing several others to try opera with this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32NjIl6fH8s

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    Close your eyes and listen to Maria Callas sing La forza del destino, Act II: Madre, pietosa Vergine.

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    While I can't argue with the quality of all the items listed, I do think that many of them are best left until a newcomer has had some operatic exposure. If I wanted to catch someone's interest, it would need to be something that has an immediate emotional hook to it. So, having said that, I offer this which, admittedly, is more than 5 minutes.

    Start with this at the 5.10" mark which leads directly into the second video...




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    For me this:


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    Carlo Bergonzi: Verdi -- Ernani, 'Mercè, diletti amici'
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    Wasn't this one known at the time (mid 90's) for getting people into opera? Callas recordings certainly got a big boost of the back of it. This epitomises the main appeal of opera for me - a voice reaches deep inside you. Isn't that usually the thing that does it?

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    Joan Sutherland - Salut à la France
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    I recently showed a friend "Dio che nell'alma" with Kaufmann and Hampson and their reaction was "there is absolutely no heterosexual explanation for any of what I just watched, and I love it". So I talked a bit about the plot and also other operas that are gay af, long story short they're getting that Salzburg Don Carlo and also the Munich Forza. I'm also advertising Billy Budd

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    Jonas Kaufmann; "Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano"; La fanciulla del West; Giacomo Puccini
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    The act 2 quintet from Carmen "nous avons un tete un affaire". In a well staged version I think is a great draw for possible beginner opera lovers. It's so full of wit and verve. Most performances clock in at just under 5 minutes, I like the version on youtube with Maria Ewing as Carmen.

    The quintet starts about 30 seconds in and ends 5 minutes later.

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