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by Geoff
07 Jan 2016, 23:26
Forum: Opera
Topic: What's your most treasured recording?
Replies: 6
Views: 5539

Re: What's your most treasured recording?

The recording of 'Questo o quella' (Rigoletto) delivered by Jussi Bjorling. I was 13 years old at the time and it left me in awe. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. I've attended many opera performances, listened to many operatic performances on record from the old 78 rpm recordi...
by Geoff
07 Jan 2016, 23:17
Forum: Opera
Topic: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera
Replies: 6
Views: 5488

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

Well, Jimlejim ( a strange name, but never mind) I see that you mention Dr. Kurzman's article 'anything but Wagner.' I suppose that generally speaking, I go along with that. My problem is that I have difficulty in separating Wagner the person (I nearly said Wagner the man, but in these days of polit...
by Geoff
07 Jan 2016, 22:51
Forum: Opera
Topic: Modern operas
Replies: 11
Views: 5554

Re: Modern operas

On the question of whether or not we need another Verdi, I hope you will pardon me if I disagree. My view is that we desperately need another Verdi but his day is over, it just isn't going to happen, is it ? On the question of modern opera, as an old friend of mine remarked on the old Grandi-Tenori ...