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  1. News, Concerts and Events
    I just spent a pleasant evening in a cinema in Reading (UK)watching Aida coming live from the Met. it's the first time I've seen this opera and it is a sumptuous one. Gorgeous sets, costumes & singing . I felt it was a chocolate box of an opera as it is very pretty, with all the sweetness and...
  2. Opera
    Be honest. There are some (many?) operas you watch or listen to, only because you're interested in one or two particular things. Moments, scenes, arias, or maybe you just want to see how something is staged. The rest of it, you don't give as much of crap about. For me: Aida: 1) To see...
  3. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    From the Guardian for our Aida lovers... "Listen in its entirety to Warner Classics' new studio recording of Aida with Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, and Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros in the principal roles." "This stream is available until 10am on 2 October."...
  4. Opera
    Which is your favorite? How do you rank these 3 "middle period" Verdi operas? What are your thoughts on each. I feel these are his best and most inspired works along with Aida, Un Giorno (yes I do), and Falstaff. What say you? :tiphat:
  5. Opera
    I have a feeling it has rarely been sung. Does anyone know of anyone who sang the high Eb in the Triumphal March of Aida?
  6. Opera
    Giannina Arangi-Lombardi (1890-1951) began her career as a mezzo-soprano in the early 1920s. With growing awareness of her brilliant middle-upper vocal capabilities, she made an important transition to become a spinto in the mid 1920s and enjoyed great success as Gioconda, Santuzza, Elena in...
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