View Poll Results: Do you prefer Don Pasquale or Barber of Seville

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Thread: Don Pasquale or Barber of Seville

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    Default Don Pasquale or Barber of Seville

    I know the tide will go against me, but can't help wondering if any others feel as I do. I am preferring Don Pasquale to Barber of Seville. There are some similarities in that both are about deceiving an old man. Both have ladies of fiery temperament. There are other similarities. I think I like that Don Pasquale keeps me interested throughout, whereas Barber of Seville seems to drag in places, especially the beginning. Or maybe its just that I have heard the Barber too many time and Don just has a fresh feel that I no longer get from the Barber.

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    Oops, I did it again. This should have been in the opera forum, not the opera on CD/DVD sub-forum.

    Oh well. For what it's worth, probably doesn't matter.
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    Barber of Seville for me. Even though I find the second act drags a bit and for me its not as good as the first act.

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    Does both equal counts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Does both equal counts?
    Ah, I should have included a "like both the same" option, but then preferring neither could be interpreted that way.
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    I went for the Don, despite the fact that both the Operas have the problem of the stark beginning and the weak ending. (I like these polls, despite the fact that sometimes the discussion is going nowhere).
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    It looks like Don Pasquale is significantly shorter than Barber of Seville, perhaps by about 20 minutes by looking at various CD sets timings. Of course it depends on how much is cut in any performance, but in general the Don seems to be shorter than the Barber.
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    I've counted my CD copies 6 each..... 2 DVD'S
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    Love them both. Voted for the Don since it gets less attention. The peaks of Barber are truly Himalayan - but everybody knows them by heart - they don't surprise like the slightly lower peaks of Pasquale.

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