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    Hello from Pittsburgh, PA

    Warm greetings everyone. I'm Laura and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm new to opera after being a fan of classic music and choral music all my life. I'm 46 and discovered and have fallen in love with Montserrat CaballÚ.


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    Hello Laura and welcome to Opera Lively!

    There are classic music and choral music fans here too so please do post on those threads too...

    It's a favourite question here but what (or which) attracted you to opera and which are you listening to most now?

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    Hi Laura and welcome to the forum.

    Great to meet someone else who came late to opera and I look forward to hearing about your discoveries and your opera journey.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Welcome, Laura! I too fell in love with Montserrat . . . but it's a long, painful story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    It's a favourite question here but what (or which) attracted you to opera and which are you listening to most now?
    Norma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Welcome, Laura! I too fell in love with Montserrat . . . but it's a long, painful story.
    Is she not well regarded on the forum or among opera goers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellobeetle View Post
    Is she not well regarded on the forum or among opera goers?
    Sorry, I was just being silly. Pay no attention to me; it's the first thing everyone on this forum learns.

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    Hi Laura,

    Welcome to OL! Lots of different points of view from lots of different places makes things interesting. It's a very friendly and welcoming group, so hope you enjoy yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellobeetle View Post
    Is she not well regarded on the forum or among opera goers?
    Much the opposite, she is a very respected, very beloved, first rate singer with one of the best voices ever.

    Our good Amfortas has a keen sense of humor, so, don't take what he says literally... Smart and funny, our Amfortas.

    Welcome to Opera Lively!
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    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!

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    Welcome Lellobeetle. It's often a singer that piques our interest in opera and you'll find we all have our favourites. I am a sucker for lyric baritones like Peter Mattei and Gerald Finley
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Welcome, Laura! I too fell in love with Montserrat . . . but it's a long, painful story.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lellobeetle View Post
    Is she not well regarded on the forum or among opera goers?
    We don't talk about it too much but we think she spurned him. The old story of unrequited love ...

    My first opera love was JosÚ Carreras (he spurned me too!! ) and as he recorded so many operas with CaballÚ I discovered her along the way.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    We don't talk about it too much but we think she spurned him. The old story of unrequited love ...
    More like a Fatal Attraction kind of thing--she still won't stop writing me letters. The authorities have been informed.

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    Welcome to our world. It's a fun place to spend time.

    I almost forgot about the ONE unwritten rule: never post anything negative about Anna Netrebko (if such is even possible!). the Boardmeister (Almaviva) gets very frosty when anything negative about Anna hits the screen ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Welcome to our world. It's a fun place to spend time.

    I almost forgot about the ONE unwritten rule: never post anything negative about Anna Netrebko (if such is even possible!). the Boardmeister (Almaviva) gets very frosty when anything negative about Anna hits the screen ...
    I don't get very frosty. That's not true at all! I merely fire a small nuclear device at the offender's home. I figure it's a measured response to such a grave offense!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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