Least musically boring opera overall?

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Jimlejim
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Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

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CVAULT1 wrote: 12 Sep 2018, 17:33 How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?
Haven't seen either of those in full yet...
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CVAULT1 wrote: 12 Sep 2018, 17:33 How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?
So many boring bits in these.

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How about Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin? There is a lot of nice music, and a fascinating story.

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

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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.

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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)

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RIGOLETTO!
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Jim wrote: 09 Oct 2018, 15:01 Any opera I hear for the first time is my most boring at that time. This changes as I become familiar with it.
Sounds like Mozart. Only that his stuff gets even more boring for me after more listens ;)
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