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stole the idea from another thread :tongue:
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1) Attila (Verdi). Attila is probably the most underrated of all of Verdi's works
2) Assur (Rossini's Semiramide)
3) Wotan (The Ring Cycle)
4) Bluebeard (Bluebeard's Castle)
5) Maometto (Rossini's Maometto Secondo). like Attila, it is hugely underrated, but more understandably because finding someone who can actually sing it is so difficult
 

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Gurnemanz in Parsifal may be the longest of all bass roles, on stage for all of act 1 (almost 2 hours in itself) and most of act 3. He does almost nothing in the opera except talk, but a fine singing actor, one who knows how to act with the voice, can reveal him to be a lovable and commanding character. I would love to have seen Hans Hotter in the part, but fortunately we have recordings of his noble interpretation at Bayreuth in the '60s.
 

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Except that:

the bloke who handled my case insisted I call him Wotan as in Wonderful.

"Don" was a separate bloke from Giovanni.

Figaro, Dohn, Giovanni, Wotan and Scarpia*.

Anyhow, for the amount of eventual bliss consulting with them eventually provided me, the cost was more than reasonable.

* The names may have been changed to protect the innocent.
 
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