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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    It certainly could. Some of the passages of David and Jonathan's story from the books of Samuel in the Old Testament are already quite suggestive to the contemporary eye — at least in most current translations, fidelity to the original may vary tremendously — and that's probably where the stage director started from.
    When I first heard this opera on the radio years ago and seeing pictures from the production, my first impression was that it certainly did suggest homosexuality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    When I first heard this opera on the radio years ago and seeing pictures from the production, my first impression was that it certainly did suggest homosexuality.
    A lot of depictions of David and Jonathan in art range from mildly ambiguous to highly suggestive. They're kinda like the biblical version of Achilles and Patroclus. Both the laments of David and Achilles over the friend's death are often subject of paintings and poetry — David's is in Handel's Saul, for instance:

    Great was the pleasure I enjoy'd in thee,
    And more than woman's love thy wondrous love to me!


    Last edited by Festat; August 25th, 2015 at 04:48 AM. Reason: add the text :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    I never thought I'd ever be doing this, but I feel compelled to listen to a number of Verdi operas to become more familiar with them for the Verdi game....


    And what a good choice you made

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    And what a good choice you made
    I'm actually listening to it again today because nothing clicked with me when I first listened to it.
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    got this record yesterday... I always loved Tosca, and I find Callas great in this role. I only have problem with first act, like can it be shorter? It's so boring... Like skip the crap and let's go to the second act where the real drama starts, and then to amazing third act

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    That talk earlier about David et Jonathas prompts me to listen to it again....

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    Just finished La Boheme with M. Callas, G. di Stefano, R. Panerai, A. Moffo... Still had to say how do I feel about this recording... Generally I like Boheme, but did I love it after this, not really... Callas was nice, Moffo unrecognizable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    got this record yesterday... I always loved Tosca, and I find Callas great in this role. I only have problem with first act, like can it be shorter? It's so boring...
    How come? Tosca is already so compact! AND THE FIRST ACT FINALE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    How come? Tosca is already so compact! AND THE FIRST ACT FINALE!!!
    It's just that I know that Vissi d'arte and E lucevan le stelle (in fact whole music of the final act is just heaven on earth) are just around the corner, so I'm like anxious, like skip the talk Scarpia, Tosca save the drama for the next act, let us just go there already lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    It's just that I know that Vissi d'arte and E lucevan le stelle (in fact whole music of the final act is just heaven on earth) are just around the corner, so I'm like anxious, like skip the talk Scarpia, Tosca save the drama for the next act, let us just go there already lol
    Yes but TE DEUM!

    Natalie

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    A good mix of well-known and lesser known buffo baritone arias, ably interpreted by Bordogna. Perhaps not the most beautiful voice but he knows his stuff and can do the patter as only a real Italian can.

    Paolo Bordogna: Tutto Buffo

    Cimarosa:Udite, tutti, udite (from Il Matrimonio Segreto)
    Donizetti:Lazzarune, scauzacane! (from Le Convenienze e le Inconvenienze Teatrali)
    Udite, udite, o rustici (from L'elisir d'amore)
    Son nov'ore (from Don Pasquale)
    Bella siccome un angelo (from Don Pasquale)
    Un foco insolito, mi sento addosso (from Don Pasquale)
    Mascagni:Quella e una stra-stra-strada (from Le Maschere)
    Mozart:Madamina, il catalogo questo (from Don Giovanni)
    Puccini:Era eguale la voce? (from Gianni Schicchi)
    Rossini:A un dottor della mia sorte (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)
    Se ho da dirla avrei molto piacere (from Il Turco in Italia)
    Sia qualunque delle figlie (from La Cenerentola)
    Rota, N: una cosa incredible! (from Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze)
    Verdi:Ehi! Paggio! ... L'onore! Ladri! (from Falstaff)

    Natalie

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    I know, I know. Sutherland. I bought it for Marilyn Horne's Adalgisa. This was recorded in 1964 and both Horne and Sutherland are heartbreakingly beautiful. The guys weren't so well cast, IMO. John Alexander's Pollione sounds forced and Richard Cross' Oroveso much too light (besides, who's Richard Cross?).

    If it's hard for anyone to get past Joan Sutherland, this recording is worth it just for Marilyn Horne.

    And, of course, it is Bellini...

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    I say I don't really like Sutherland (which is true) but I have all of her Normas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I say I don't really like Sutherland (which is true) but I have all of her Normas.
    So, do you have this one? What do you think? Maybe time for a refresher listen!

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    I just want to listen to arias in this state of mind.....I can't put an opera plot into my brain in addition to everything else that's up there at the moment.

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