What are some of your favorite Opera pieces or smaller songs from a large work? I don't mean the full work, but pieces or smaller songs from a large work like 'La donna e mobile' from Giuseppe Verdi's 'Rigoletto'. What are your favorites?
Recently I was in Latvia and the elderly opera fan next to me mentioned that Ponchielli wrote an opera called I Lituani (The Lithuanians).
I'm tickled that Donizetti wrote an opera called Emilia di Liverpool. (Subtle joke for UK fans there!)
And of course the otherwise neglected county of...
I know many people aren't a fan of translated operas, and it wouldn't be my primary method either. But as a side niche it interests me a bit. So what versions of these (or other English translated) operas do you find to be of reasonably good quality? And if you can't actually understand the...
Which do you prefer? I know his 3 popular ballets pretty well but I recently began listening to Eugene Onegin and have enjoyed it from what I've heard so far. But I have to say the musical language or style of the opera seems to be different to my ears. Of course I know they are totally...
Links of FULL operas with ENGLISH subtitles.
Hello, I would like to create a single thread in order to bring some convenience to those looking for online links to operas but are needing English subtitles. I know I would appreciate it :)
Hopes for posts:
1. Full performance or clear links to...
How long have you been listening to opera, and how many operas have you seen or listened to?
For clarification's sake, by "operas" I mean opera titles, not productions, so if you've seen Carmen 10 times, just count it once. Also, count the operas that make up the Ring Cycle individually.
Thought it might be nice to list them here for English speakers like me. :)
I'll start with the Boulez/Chereau Ring
and the Jurowski/Glyndebourne Meistersinger.
What other youtube operas have English subtitles?
It has come to my attention that a second thread on recommended operas has been started. I firmly believe that two threads at the same time on a topic like this creates a fiery competition, which is not bad. It also seems that Faustian has connected to a larger audience by using the general...
A better and more fun way to do a TC most rec operas list?
It's done in batches of ten.
Each member votes for 10 operas of their choice.
In order of preference.
It's done one week at a time.
The top choice is given 10 points, the next 9, the next 8 and so on down to 1.
After one week the...
The operas in question are:
Donizetti's Don Pasquale
Anything by Verdi other than the Big Four, Un Ballo in Maschera, Otello, and Falstaff
Rossini's Armida and William Tell and La Donna del Lago
Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles
Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Ponchielli's La Gioconda
I love Rusalka. I know he wrote other operas, but only by name. My limited go to reference 1001 CLASSICAL RECORDINGS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE simply states they are little known
outside of the Czech Republic. Well, I'd like to. Can anyone direct me to any available recordings?
I am getting into exploring older singers and I heard a tidbit of Lear's singing and really enjoyed it.
Any recitals or full operas I should explore with her being featured? (Her Lulu should be interesting but only thing I heard is her Magic Flute.)