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    There are very few. I think Suor Angelica scores highly. Taking Senza Mamma away doesn't leave much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    On a related note, what about Operas You Like Without Any Single Likeable Aria?

    *Cough*Das Rheingold*Cough*
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    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerobat View Post
    There are very few. I think Suor Angelica scores highly. Taking Senza Mamma away doesn't leave much!
    I might say the same, but would amend it to, "Taking Senza Mama and everything that follows away."
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I just bought a Callas 6 disc set of Arias so I'll be getting familiar with a lot of them. But normally I prefer to listen to the complete operas.
    I do too usually, and actually Callas is better heard in a complete role than in individual arias, as she always sees the role in its totality and can find as much significance in a single line of recitative as in the big moments. On the other hand, she is also brilliant at changing her voice character depending on the role and the style.

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    On a related note, what about Operas You Like Without Any Single Likeable Aria?

    *Cough* *Cough*
    One of the many operas I don't like without any single likeable aria:

    Nixon in China

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    On a related note, what about Operas You Like Without Any Single Likeable Aria?

    *Cough*Das Rheingold*Cough*
    Pelléas et Mélisande
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    Pelléas et Mélisande
    Off the top of my head - Lulu, Wozzek, Jenufa, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

    ‘I never knew that I was hanging washing up wrongly until I met my wife!’

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    However, the whole opera in the right staging is really most excellent. Definitely better in a theatre than as a recording though.

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    Is there any good aria in Strauss' Capriccio that I can like? Otherwise the whole opera is a massive bore to me.
    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Is there any good aria in Strauss' Capriccio that I can like? Otherwise the whole opera is a massive bore to me.
    There's the opening string quintet, but after that it gets kind of sleepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Is there any good aria in Strauss' Capriccio that I can like? Otherwise the whole opera is a massive bore to me.
    There's the closing scene.

    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Is there any good aria in Strauss' Capriccio that I can like? Otherwise the whole opera is a massive bore to me.
    Heretic!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

    ‘I never knew that I was hanging washing up wrongly until I met my wife!’

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalagentenuova View Post
    There's the opening string quintet, but after that it gets kind of sleepy.
    Another heretic!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

    ‘I never knew that I was hanging washing up wrongly until I met my wife!’

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    Der Rosenkavalier. just the trio.

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