Started by Tsaraslondon, April 10, 2017, 04:29:04 AM
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Quote from: Tsaraslondon on April 10, 2017, 04:29:04 AMAs the opera posts tend to get lost on the What Are You Listening to Now thread, it being something of a minority pursuit on this site, I thought I'd add one for opera in this sub forum.
Quote from: Draško on April 10, 2017, 08:57:01 AMThat's a good idea. Maybe one of the moderators could pin the thread, so it doesn't slip down?on topic:
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on April 10, 2017, 04:29:04 AMAs the opera posts tend to get lost on the What Are You Listening to Now thread, it being something of a minority pursuit on this site, I thought I'd add one for opera in this sub forum.Today I have been listening to Verdi's I due Foscari.A splendid recording of one of Verdi's more interesting galley operas.
Quote from: king ubu on April 12, 2017, 10:51:26 AMLove having this thread as well, thanks for starting it! First impression, half an hour in, is that quite possibly I will not need to look for another recording (the Sutherland/Pavarotti is the only other complete one I have). The music is wonderful indeed, there's enough melancholy and brooding in the comedy so it really does appeal to me, and the orchestration is so varied and colourful and so well done that I really love listening to it just for the thrill of discovering this little detail here and that nice touch there.
Quote from: jessop on April 11, 2017, 10:54:26 PMHa, this thread popped up at a rather appropriate time as I'm having a bit of an opera phase right now. Last night, a favourite of mine and a brilliant production Very funny and very moving
Quote from: Tsaraslondon on April 12, 2017, 02:10:22 PMPavarotti was always good as Nemorino, but I find Sutherland a bit po-faced as Adina. My personal favourite has always been the Pritchard, based on highly successful performances at Covent Garden, except that at Covent Garden Carreras was the Nemorino. Domingo almost convinces he has the right voice for the role (he hasn't), but Carreras would have been better. Cotrubas is delightful as Adina. Worth a listen
Quote from: king ubu on April 13, 2017, 12:12:13 AMYes, Pavarotti is wonderful! But Sutherland, based on what rather little I've heard so far (there's lots more to explore in the Pavarotti first decade box of course), will not likely ever become a favourite of mine.Thanks for the Pritchard recommendation. If I ever feel like buying one more recording, I'll try to remember
Quote from: mc ukrneal on April 13, 2017, 07:10:01 AMWith Sutherland, it can matter at what age you hear her. Her voice did not always age well, and you can hear it on some recordings more than others. When she was young though, she was as good as anyone (though diction was often an issue even then) and sometimes better.
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