Started by kyjo, September 17, 2013, 01:19:20 PM
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Quote from: mc ukrneal on September 17, 2013, 08:42:23 PMHumperdinck: Hansel and Gretel.
Quote from: TheGSMoeller on September 17, 2013, 08:50:42 PMWas my first opera to ever saw live, such a wonderful expeirence. Great pick, Neal.
Quote from: Octave on September 17, 2013, 10:14:57 PMAlways the nuisance, I feel compelled by compulsion to request that contributors revise their lists with very brief notes on a strongly preferred recording for each or some of their selections, if one stands out as a massive favorite for a given opera. No ASIN links/images are necessary.I only ask for posterity's sake. Do it if the spirit moves you!
Quote from: Drasko on September 18, 2013, 02:10:32 AMFew more than ten, I'm weak.Poulenc - Les mamelles de Tiresias
Quote from: The new erato on September 18, 2013, 02:28:04 AMMany favorites here among the pre-Tchaikovsky crowd though I would have included Monteverdi's Orfeo + a handful of Handel (nice alliteration if I'm permitted to point it out).
Quote from: Cato on September 18, 2013, 03:10:52 AM#11 - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya
Quote from: Christo on September 17, 2013, 10:43:27 PMNot an opera fan - I prefer the music in them. Operas that I enjoyed, partly because I saw them in live performances:Wagner - ParsifalBorodin - Prince IgorDvořák - RusalkaJanáček - JenůfaJanáček - Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead)Respighi - La FiammaRespighi - Maria egiziacaGershwin - Porgy and BessVaughan Williams - The Pilgrim's ProgressBarber - Anthony and Cleopatra
Quote from: kyjo on September 18, 2013, 11:12:21 AMNice list, Johan! Interesting to see Respighi made it onto your list. I've been meaning to investigate his operas for quite some time. Where would you recommend starting?
Quote from: Christo on September 18, 2013, 12:06:41 PMThanks, Kyle! I myself always had a special liking for 'late' Respighi, mid 1920s till his death. That includes his three final operas, Maria egiziaca (Mary from Egypt), La Fiamma, and also Lucrezia, finished by Elsa Respighi I think. To be honest: I never heard the other ones, as I don't hear operas that often at all. These woke my interest when I heard Maria egeziaca, and that's still were I would turn to first. It's very much in his late 'mystic neo-classicist' style that I like most.
Quote from: PaulR on September 18, 2013, 06:24:16 PM Verdi-Rigoletto
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