The opera thread

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    The late great Pavarotti, singing the stunning aria "Nessun Dorma" (let no one sleep) from Pucinni's Turandot:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCp6Q6LZYX8]Luciano Pavarotti interpreta Nessun Dorma. Letras-lyrics - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    And sung with a female voice....an aria that has been traditionally been saved for men....



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csjIrNbAtEA]Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (from PBS Great Performances) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I once attended an opera titled "Hansel and Gretel".

    It was entirely in German.

    I almost shot myself.
     
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    Opera is the olympics of singing - most pop singers sound like they're talking by comparison.

    Here's Sarah Brightman singing "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Oh My Dear Father) from Gianni Schicci by Puccini. A beautiful song (essentially, a girl asks her father to stay out of her love life).

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qrIQtGsreM]Sarah Brightman - O Mio Babbino Caro - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    One of the most gorgeous pieces in opera, the "Flower Duet" from the opera Lakme by Delibes. In the opera, two women are walking by a river gathering flowers. Performances like this remind me why I love women. Skip to 1:20 if you want to just listen to the main theme. :eusa_angel:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpT7pK9A61A]A. Netrebko & E. Garanca "Flowers Duet" Lakme - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Perhaps the most beautiful aria in all opera, "un bel di" (one beautiful day) from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, sung by one of the greatest sopranos of all time, the late Maria Callas:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR0SlCTj1Bo]maria callas one fine day (madam butterfly) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    who knew...an opera man.
     
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    Who wouldn't want to hear Maria Callas sing? Such a person can't exist.
     

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