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by superhorn
22 Jan 2016, 22:59
Forum: Opera Pub
Topic: Which genres other than opera do you love?
Replies: 5
Views: 4801

Re: Which genres other than opera do you love?

I love all kinds of classical music ; orchestral , chamber music, choral works, piano music, oratorios, lieder , etc. I'm also a big fan of the amazing Tuvan throat singing of southern Siberia and Mongolia, where one singer produces two or more pitches by producing audible overtones ! Years ago, I s...
by superhorn
22 Jan 2016, 19:08
Forum: Opera
Topic: Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 3524

Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection

I'm very interested in hearing operas outside the standard repertoire , and have learned that there are so many really interesting ones out there which deserve to be better known . I have quite a few of these in my CD collection , and among them, in no particular order are : Jonny Spielt Auf by Erns...
by superhorn
22 Jan 2016, 18:44
Forum: Opera
Topic: Modern operas
Replies: 11
Views: 7925

There have been so many notable operas written from around the mid 20th century to the present day . For example, St. Francis D'Assise of Messiaen, his only opera, Lear , based on Shakespeare by Aribert Reimann, Barber's Antony and Cleopatra , very underrated despite the negative critical reaction a...
by superhorn
22 Jan 2016, 18:30
Forum: Opera
Topic: And now for something different
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Re: And now for something different

I've heard the CD of the revised version of Le Grande Macabre conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen , and it's a lot of fun ! Alain Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic did a sort of semi-staged version in what is now David Geffen hall a few years ago which I did not see unfortunately .
by superhorn
22 Jan 2016, 03:59
Forum: Opera
Topic: Hello Everyone !
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

Hello Everyone !

Hello ! I'm new to the Operavivra forum . I've been a passionate opera fan for nearly 50 years since I was a teenager , and I think I know a thing or two about this wonderful art form . I have very wide-ranging tastes in opera and am familiar with a vast amount of operatic repertoire ranging from Mo...