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Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 15 Oct 2016, 08:35
by Pantenor
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 Boheme still bore me...

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 22:04
by Geoff
An interesting topic.
Now the
most boring
.....well that's another story !
Regards,
Geoff.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 23:28
by TifosoBonisolli
While I'd probably have Rigoletto, Ballo and Trovatore on my list, as well, here are five operas beyond your list that never bore me:
- Jevgenij Onegin
- Simon Boccanegra
- Lucia di Lammermoor
- Cavalleria rusticana
- L'italiana in Algeri

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 11:19
by Jimlejim
Geoff wrote:An interesting topic.
Now the
most boring
.....well that's another story !
Regards,
Geoff.
I am curious what you will list. I hope Negenabri doesn't mind. To be very honest, most operas bore me. I only like bits and pieces. I find La Boheme very boring. Just like the highlights.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 23:01
by Negenbari
TifosoBonisolli wrote:While I'd probably have Rigoletto, Ballo and Trovatore on my list, as well, here are five operas beyond your list that never bore me:
- Jevgenij Onegin
- Simon Boccanegra
- Lucia di Lammermoor
- Cavalleria rusticana
- L'italiana in Algeri
How are you not bored by Onegin, Lammermoor and Boccanegra?

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 23 Oct 2016, 23:28
by Darksoprano
Carmen. Hands down.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 04 Sep 2018, 15:49
by Rodolfo
Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 06 Sep 2018, 12:47
by Jimlejim
Rodolfo wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 15:49
Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula.
Why Flotow's Martha??

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 07 Sep 2018, 02:25
by Rodolfo
Jimlejim wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 12:47
Rodolfo wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 15:49
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 are my two favorite operas.

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 17:33
by CVAULT1
How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?