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    HMS Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    HMS Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan
    And this would be in the operatic ships of a different kind (a topic that I think more interesting) thread!

    N.

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    Well, for me, Carlo and Rodrigo, and definitely romantically. I mean, have you seen how singers play them.

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    And these are just a few examples because I can't attach more XD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sieglinde View Post
    I don't mean the seafaring kind, of course

    Which character pairs do you like most?
    I thought this would be about operas where part of the action takes place on a ship. Oh well. Here are a few opera ships for ya:

    Fritz Kobus and Suzel

    Amina and Elvino

    Florestan and Leonore
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
    --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Having attended La Cenerentola tonight, I'd definitely ship Don Magnifico and Dandini as the funniest couple of this opera.

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    Also: in Roberto Devereux, Nottingham really seems to be into Roberto. Sadly, he's a dumbass tenor and manages to betray everyone who loves him.

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    Nottingham even goes to beg the queen to spare his (boy)friend, in a rather unusual flip of the typical soprano/baritone dynamic in that it's the baritone begging the soprano for the tenor's life. Then he finds out about the Betrayal(TM) and goes the way of every betrayed baritone husband.

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    For anyone who needs some more help with the definition of "ship", this wiki, I think, covers the phenomenon very thoroughly: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Shipping

    Among the "official" character couples, my favorites are Radames and Aida, Laca and Jenufa (if, of course, acted believably), the Dutchman and Senta. A rather strange case with Robert and Matilda from Tchaikovsky's ''Iolanta'', because Matilda never actually appears, but just listening to the way he says her name gets one to ship them.

    The "unofficial" couples:

    Dulcamara and Adina (I think every third production has them flirt every time they share a scene, and I’ve already mentioned it somewhere here that I would have loved Adina to end up with the only lead who has actual brains)
    Gérard and Maddalena – I don’t mean Gérard in his third-act condition, of course, I mean they could have been together if it hadn’t been for a) the outer circumstances being very much against it, b) Gérard making one wrong choice after another
    Attila and Odabella – I don’t seem to be the only one with this ship. I have yet to meet anyone who roots for Foresto/Odabella.
    And those who were on the site several years ago might remember how I was always squeeing about Fasolt and his love for Freia. Well – I still ship them!

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    A TvTropes link? Ah yes, you click it and then, several hours later, notice the sun is out. (L'aurora bianca il mio veron!)

    I always feel bad for Fasolt. He really was in love.
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