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Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 14:36
by Jimlejim
CVAULT1 wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 17:33
How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?
Haven't seen either of those in full yet...

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 16 Sep 2018, 16:26
by Darksoprano
CVAULT1 wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 17:33
How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?
So many boring bits in these.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 22 Sep 2018, 00:23
by Rodolfo
How about Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin? There is a lot of nice music, and a fascinating story.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 05 Oct 2018, 10:29
by Jimlejim
It's time to post examples. Need proof! :D

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 06 Oct 2018, 03:35
by Rodolfo
Jimlejim wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 10:29
It's time to post examples. Need proof! :D
Here is an example:

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 09 Oct 2018, 15:01
by Jim
Any opera I hear for the first time is my most boring at that time. This changes as I become familiar with it. I do not really have a list of the most interesting. This evolves and changes all the time.

Jim

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 25 May 2019, 19:16
by pagliaccio
I sometimes listen through the entirety of Turandot, in particular the 1965 (?) recording with Corelli, Nilsson, Scotto, Giaiotti; in Rome, and I can't remember ever being bored by it. (I mention the performance because the parttakers can ruin the musical impression of the whole thing I guess - some times even just one person, e.g. the conductor)