View Poll Results: Which Mozart heroine would be your choice?

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  • Constanze

    1 5.88%
  • Blonde

    1 5.88%
  • Countess

    0 0%
  • Sussanah

    4 23.53%
  • Donna Elvira

    3 17.65%
  • Donna Anna

    0 0%
  • Zerlina

    1 5.88%
  • Dorabella

    1 5.88%
  • Fjordilligi

    1 5.88%
  • Despina

    2 11.76%
  • Pamina

    0 0%
  • Papagena

    2 11.76%
  • Other

    1 5.88%
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Thread: Mozart's women in opera - take your pick.

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    Default Mozart's women in opera - take your pick.

    Which of Mozart's delectable women would you choose? Either as a lifetime partner or friend or sister or whatever. The choice is yours. Use any criteria you want. I have chosen Dorabella - probably not a wise choice but I find her music irresistibly sexy and I think she would be great fun though I would probably end up dying in a duel. Fjordilligi would be far too demanding and needy a lover for me to cope with. It was a tough choice between her and Susanna and Zerlina.

    I have included characters from operas I know very well. So have excluded the early operas and also Idomeneo and Clemenza as I dont know the female characters well enough. If your favourite is not in my list please select other and leave a comment.

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    Definitely Susanna. She was Mozart's idea of an ideal gal!

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    This poll will show how many true connoisseurs of Mozart there are here. I know none of the women, but I have yet to discover the charm of Mozart operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomanek View Post
    Which of Mozart's delectable women would you choose?
    none of your business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    none of your business.
    That's the spirit for a good discussion. well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    This poll will show how many true connoisseurs of Mozart there are here. I know none of the women, but I have yet to discover the charm of Mozart operas
    Well, a treat awaits you!

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    Its a tough choice. There are some here I would certainly not choose. Notably Elvira and Donna Anna - anger and vengeance dont chime well with me. Pamina has too many virtues. Papagena looks like she could be a challenge but we dont know enough about her otherwise. Despina could never be trusted with anything. The countess is a bit stiff for my liking and Pasha Selim could have made Constanze more interesting by having Omin take the whip to her just to see if her proclamations are not just bluff.

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    Despina may not be trusted but she seems to have more common sense and organisational skills than most, don't you think?
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Despina may not be trusted but she seems to have more common sense and organisational skills than most, don't you think?
    If I need someone to manage my restaurant - then I will call on Despina

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    Blonde - she whines less than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    This poll will show how many true connoisseurs of Mozart there are here. I know none of the women, but I have yet to discover the charm of Mozart operas
    It wont do that.

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    From Mozart operas I know only The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute, so I can't really vote here for now.
    “To do good whenever one can, to love liberty above all else, never to deny the truth, even though it be before the throne.” - Ludwig van Beethoven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allerius View Post
    From Mozart operas I know only The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute, so I can't really vote here for now.
    Yes you can - select from those that you do know.

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    Zerlina from Do Giovanni has always struck a chord with me after seeing her played by Kathleen Battle. So coquettish!!!
    The most tremendous genius raised Mozart above all masters, in all centuries and in all the arts.
    Richard Wagner

    Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it — that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed.

    We cannot despair about mankind knowing that Mozart was a man.

    Albert Einstein

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    Looks like there's enough to go around.

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