Least musically boring opera overall?

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Pantenor
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Least musically boring opera overall?

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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...

Geoff
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An interesting topic.
Now the
most boring
.....well that's another story !
Regards,
Geoff.

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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

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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.
Tenor freak. :D

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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?

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Darksoprano
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Carmen. Hands down.

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Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula.

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Rodolfo wrote: 04 Sep 2018, 15:49 Flotow's Martha and Bellini's La Sonnambula.
Why Flotow's Martha??
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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.

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How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?

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