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by Pantenor
15 Oct 2016, 08:35
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Least musically boring opera overall?

What is your top 5 of least boring operas? Many operas have great moments, but also a lot of musically boring parts. I find Boheme, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, Pagliacci and Il Trovatore to have the fewest boring parts... what's your list? I find my list disappointing as plenty parts of La Bohe...
by Pantenor
05 Jul 2016, 04:46
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 14871

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing



Seen this?
by Pantenor
04 Jul 2016, 16:39
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Salvatore Gioia
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Salvatore Gioia

He was featured on Grandi-Tenori once with "Lamento di Frederico".

by Pantenor
29 Jun 2016, 20:59
Forum: Opera
Topic: Opera: for the elite or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 3727

Opera: for the elite or not?

Discuss.
by Pantenor
29 Jun 2016, 20:59
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Modern Singing vs. Oldschool Singing - Direct confrontation
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Modern Singing vs. Oldschool Singing - Direct confrontation

What we need now, is someone who is biased towards modern singing to make a video.. and see their selections. :D
by Pantenor
16 Mar 2016, 23:44
Forum: Opera
Topic: Is the MET in trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Is the MET in trouble?

The MET has been in trouble for a long time. The US should invest more in culture, like countries in Europe do.
by Pantenor
16 Mar 2016, 17:05
Forum: Opera
Topic: Beyond tradition
Replies: 6
Views: 2692

Re: Beyond tradition

That Vegas production is terrible. Over the top.
by Pantenor
12 Mar 2016, 01:27
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Luciano Pavarotti
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Luciano Pavarotti

Of course I agree with Pavarotti's self-assessment, and I'm surprised about so much insight from a singer who was neither known for intelligence nor for modesty. Actually, his repertoire didn't reflect the same insight, and I think everybody who heard him as Cavaradossi or, shudder, as Andrea Chéni...
by Pantenor
12 Mar 2016, 01:25
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Would Leon Escalais survive today?
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Re: Would Leon Escalais survive today?

I agree that he would completely outshine current singing trends, but is that the real reason why he would not 'survive'? Fear that he would hold singing to his own style rather than aiming for modern absolute perfection (impossible)? Also, say he would become the next major tenor, who could duet w...