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    I am torn between Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Leoncavallo's Pagliaci's, Nedda 'Silvio, e quest'ora!'. I think both are absolutely enchanting. I wouldn't mind a DVD, if there is one on the market, presenting the best love duets

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    Michael:

    I like both of those. My own operatic preference runs to German, so I would say that my favorite is the duet between Octavian and Sophie in the last scene of "Rosenkavalier" (right after the fabulous Trio with the Marschallin). It's brief, rather folk-like and almost in a 'parlando' style, though quite lovely.

    But a DVD of operatic love duets certainly sounds intriguing.

    Tom

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    My familiarity with the operatic repertoire is not great, but I quite like the finale of Puccini's Turandot. Come to think of it, many of the more modern operas like Wozzeck (Berg) or Moses und Aron (Schoenberg) which I like don't have love duets in them at all...

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    I have many, many favourite duets from the Baroque and Classical periods. To say I have this particular one or two favourites I feel is unfair to the others I really enjoy. So, I can only reduce my favourites to current and "newly discovered" favourites, usually as a new piece that I have never heard before, or it is performed and recorded in a totally moving way.

    This version swept me away:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4wFEM2q_0s

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    The Otello Desdemona Act I Duet I OTELLO and the Riccardo Amelia ve Duet in Verdi's in "Un Ballo in Maschera"

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