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by Rodolfo
06 Oct 2018, 03:35
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 5196

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Jimlejim wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 10:29
It's time to post examples. Need proof! :D
Here is an example:
by Rodolfo
22 Sep 2018, 00:23
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 5196

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

How about Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin? There is a lot of nice music, and a fascinating story.
by Rodolfo
16 Sep 2018, 04:04
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: When is age a valid excuse?
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: When is age a valid excuse?

One has to admire someone like Mariella Devia who even at age 70 still has a great voice, but she took great care of her voice over the years, whereas others, as you note, did not. But I have not focused so much on longevity of a singers vocal prowess as the fact that we must beware of those whose v...
by Rodolfo
07 Sep 2018, 02:25
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 5196

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula. Why Flotow's Martha?? As a red herring to get people to accept La Sonnambula as a least musically boing opera. :lol: But seriously, Martha is full of beautiful melodies and delightful music and singing throughout. And finally I am biased because these ar...
by Rodolfo
04 Sep 2018, 16:16
Forum: Opera
Topic: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera

For me, probably any French opera. I have not found a French opera that I could not put down and leave down after one listen, except perhaps for Saint-Saens Henry VIII.

Boring: Strauss' Capriccio.
by Rodolfo
04 Sep 2018, 16:14
Forum: Opera
Topic: Duets, Trios, Quartets and even sextets
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Duets, Trios, Quartets and even sextets

An awesome quartet:
by Rodolfo
04 Sep 2018, 16:00
Forum: Opera
Topic: Opera on Video
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Opera on Video

I have seen a few operas in the 1980s live (before surtitles were projected over the stage). It was before I was really into opera. Since then and after getting into opera 30 years later, I have seen two operas in concert and really appreciated that experience from both visual and sound quality aspe...
by Rodolfo
04 Sep 2018, 15:49
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 5196

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula.