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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    OK. you've posted prolifically here and some of your choices are good. Fine as it may be, I have to ask what it is about this section of opera that would attract a newcomer. It is uniformly slow and dirge-like, and there's nothing that would reach out and grab most pop-infused newbies with short attention spans. It would be a long 5 minutes for them.
    A newcomer might be arrested by its beauty, and by the very fine words in English (Nahum Tate was a future poet laureate). True it's not freighted with bombast, but this might be a plus for opera virgins. Surely mournful music can be inspiriting -- I always feel better after hearing such a wonder! And since many experienced classical listeners seem to avoid opera, the target can be an attentive audience and not just chart pop fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    OK. you've posted prolifically here and some of your choices are good. Fine as it may be, I have to ask what it is about this section of opera that would attract a newcomer. It is uniformly slow and dirge-like, and there's nothing that would reach out and grab most pop-infused newbies with short attention spans. It would be a long 5 minutes for them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Euler View Post
    A newcomer might be arrested by its beauty, and by the very fine words in English (Nahum Tate was a future poet laureate). True it's not freighted with bombast, but this might be a plus for opera virgins. Surely mournful music can be inspiriting -- I always feel better after hearing such a wonder! And since many experienced classical listeners seem to avoid opera, the target can be an attentive audience and not just chart pop fans.
    Here you are and thank you Euler.
    As for open book, feel free posting whatever you want.
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    Gruberova sings Adele's Laughing Song

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    Dmitri Hvorostovsky."Igor's Aria" PRINCE IGOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euler View Post
    A newcomer might be arrested by its beauty, and by the very fine words in English (Nahum Tate was a future poet laureate). True it's not freighted with bombast, but this might be a plus for opera virgins. Surely mournful music can be inspiriting -- I always feel better after hearing such a wonder! And since many experienced classical listeners seem to avoid opera, the target can be an attentive audience and not just chart pop fans.
    I can make out very few of the very fine words as sung here. Her voice is beautiful but she doesn't sing in a way such as to enunciate every word. That would be some sophisticated listener that would be drawn to the poetry first, but I suppose anything is possible.
    "No one chooses the tuba" - Alexander von Puttkamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Here you are and thank you Euler.
    As for open book, feel free posting whatever you want.
    I do indeed feel free to post anything I want.

    Some discussion is nice, too.
    "No one chooses the tuba" - Alexander von Puttkamer

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    'The Flower Duet', from Lakmé, by Léo Delibes, sung by Mady Mesplé & Danielle Millet, with the Orchestre du Théatre National de l'Opera-Comique, conducted by Alain Lombard.
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    Teresa Berganza; "Che farò senza Euridice"; Orfeo ed Euridice; Christoph Willibald Gluck

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    Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe:"Zu meinem Ohr erschallet"

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    Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni

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    With so many types of voices making beautiful music together the ensemble can be thrilling.

    "No one chooses the tuba" - Alexander von Puttkamer

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    Lucia Popp; "Es lebt' eine Vilja"; Villa-Lied; Die lustige Witwe; Franz Lehár

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    Luciano Pavarotti - Vesti La Giubba - I Pagliacci

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