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What's your favorite comic opera ?

  • Barber of Seville

    Votes: 11 13.9%
  • L'Italiana in Algeri

    Votes: 7 8.9%
  • La Cenerentola

    Votes: 4 5.1%
  • L'Elisir d'Amore

    Votes: 6 7.6%
  • Don Pasquale

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Un Giorno di Regno

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Falstaff

    Votes: 11 13.9%
  • Daughter of the Regiment

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Meistersinger von Nuernburg

    Votes: 17 21.5%
  • Other.....please list.

    Votes: 19 24.1%
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It depends partly on whether I'm watching it or just listening. Mozart can provide a delightful evening in the theater, but on recordings I'm bored senseless by secco recitative and so avoid his operas. For pure musical nourishment I guess it has to be Meistersinger and Falstaff.

Is anyone familiar with Adam's Postillon de Lonjumeau? Silliest plot imaginable, and with good singing and conducting it's sheer ludicrous delight. Why don't they stage it nowadays?
 

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The answer of course is Meistersingers… Sixtus Beckmesser is the kind of character that Mel Brooks and Woody Allen have been affecting and perfecting over the last 70 years…

Trashy Italian opera does not count...
How about nontrashy Italian opera?

Hmmm... Relative to Meistersinger, only one title comes to mind.
 
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