Page 103 of 498 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 LastLast
Results 1,531 to 1,545 of 7458

Thread: What opera have you been listening to, lately?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1531
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,256
    Post Thanks / Like
    My wife has gone to London shopping for the day. So this morning I shall be listening to

    Name:  Otello album cover.jpg
Views: 112
Size:  15.1 KB

    at a volume where "Esultate!" will be heard at a volume where it will be like Signor Del Monaco himself is in my living room asking me to rejoice on his return from the grave.

  2. #1532
    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    3,325
    Post Thanks / Like
    Name:  IlPirata.jpg
Views: 117
Size:  52.1 KB

  3. #1533
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,256
    Post Thanks / Like
    Name:  Bellini - I Puritani.jpg
Views: 112
Size:  25.4 KB

    Nothing to say.

    Except that

    Now I've gone and spoilt it

    sorry

  4. Likes Hoffmann liked this post
  5. #1534
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,616
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Name:  Bellini - I Puritani.jpg
Views: 112
Size:  25.4 KB

    Nothing to say.

    Except that

    Now I've gone and spoilt it

    sorry
    This opera is definitely in my all time top ten favourites & I love the version above just as much as this

    "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

  6. Likes Hoffmann liked this post
  7. #1535
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,616
    Post Thanks / Like
    Homework. Was struggling but liking it more now.

    "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

  8. #1536
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,256
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    This opera is definitely in my all time top ten favourites & I love the version above just as much as this

    Gosh, I don't know exactly what number but I think I can cut that number ten in half. At least. I don't have any other recording and never thought I would look. Until today. After reading your comment I have now purchased the Muti/Caballe version as well.

    More importantly; which match was it where you poured beer over Terry's, sorry Mr Waterman's head?

  9. #1537
    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    3,325
    Post Thanks / Like
    I also love that Sutherland/Pavarotti/Bonynge I Puritani. I'm tired of Pavarotti, though, so maybe the Caballe/Muti cd needs to go on my - growing - want list.

  10. #1538
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've just watched Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie from Glyndebourne - the "gods in the fridge with giant broccoli" one. I'm not really convinced about the production, but got past it by just concentrating on the excellent and heartfelt singing and acting by the principals. Sarah Connolly was, as usual, a tour de force, and it was great to see Ed Lyon in a major role ON the stage rather than swinging in a basket like a chicken (vide ROH Les Troyens). I think, BTW, that this my favourite Rameau opera, because the music is amazing (all that invention and exuberance waiting to be poured into his first opera at the age of fifty) and the story is so meaty (cougar fancies husband's hunky son, son in love with innocent maiden, husband arguing his way into and out of Hades, monsters, clouds of flame, gods meddling left right and centre).

    Natalie

  11. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  12. #1539
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,286
    Post Thanks / Like


    Visually stunning production with dramatic visuals and vibrant color pallatte, masterful direction and good singing/acting. Overhead angled mirror amplifies stunning visual scences

    I do not like the use of puppet for young son requiring guys in black suit to operate, cumbersome forced detail, otherwise a strong buy.


  13. Thanks Ann Lander (sospiro) thanked for this post
    Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  14. #1540
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Dark_Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Posts
    1,286
    Post Thanks / Like


    Should have been much better, the Las Vegas/Rat Pack theme is very cool but Rigoletto complex character is never logically convincingly developed as well as Gilda, just a string of scences patched together really. Nice visuals and great singing but there are better Rigolettos overall to be had......

  15. Thanks Ann Lander (sospiro) thanked for this post
    Likes Soave_Fanciulla liked this post
  16. #1541
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Should have been much better, the Las Vegas/Rat Pack theme is very cool but Rigoletto complex character is never logically convincingly developed as well as Gilda, just a string of scences patched together really. Nice visuals and great singing but there are better Rigolettos overall to be had......
    The 50s theme works better in the old ENO production, particularly as it's so overtly the Mafia.
    Natalie

  17. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  18. #1542
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Visually stunning production with dramatic visuals and vibrant color pallatte, masterful direction and good singing/acting. Overhead angled mirror amplifies stunning visual scences

    I do not like the use of puppet for young son requiring guys in black suit to operate, cumbersome forced detail, otherwise a strong buy.
    I agree that it's a great production, but for me the puppet is the clincher, I love it, found it much more moving than a real child (who usually looks blank and rather embarrassed at all the hugging by strange looking middle-aged ladies who make WAY too much noise while doing so). The skill of those Bunraku puppet operators is mind-blowing, the way they make the puppet move so naturally. In fact the puppet looked more natural and emotional than Marcello Giordani, who to me is the real weak link of this production. Lovely guy, but....
    Natalie

  19. Thanks Ann Lander (sospiro) thanked for this post
    Likes MAuer, Amfortas, Hoffmann liked this post
  20. #1543
    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    3,325
    Post Thanks / Like
    Name:  ilpirata2.jpg
Views: 143
Size:  30.1 KB

    I like this way, way, better than the Opera Rara recording. Caballe sings effortlessly, hitting her mark every time. This sounds much more like Bellini - although it's probably that my ears are more accustomed to that 1970s sound..

  21. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  22. #1544
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,616
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I agree that it's a great production, but for me the puppet is the clincher, I love it, found it much more moving than a real child (who usually looks blank and rather embarrassed at all the hugging by strange looking middle-aged ladies who make WAY too much noise while doing so). The skill of those Bunraku puppet operators is mind-blowing, the way they make the puppet move so naturally. In fact the puppet looked more natural and emotional than Marcello Giordani, who to me is the real weak link of this production. Lovely guy, but....
    I've been looking for a good Butterfly for ages. I think I'll get this.
    "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

  23. #1545
    Senior Member Involved Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like
    Started listening to my Wagner at the Met box set with Rheingold.
    AMAZING singing and imho very good recording.
    One of my favorite Rheingolds now.
    MUCH better than the very disappointing Gergiev Rheingold.

Page 103 of 498 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What vocal music have you been listening to, lately?
    By Hoffmann in forum Other Classical Vocal Music
    Replies: 698
    Last Post: Today, 01:47 AM
  2. Current Symphonic Listening
    By Samurai in forum Non-Operatic, Non-Vocal Classical Music
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: February 29th, 2012, 04:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS