View Poll Results: Favorite Verdi opera

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  • Rigoletto

    10 32.26%
  • Il Trovatore

    4 12.90%
  • La Traviata

    12 38.71%
  • I vespri siciliani

    0 0%
  • Simon Boccanegra

    3 9.68%
  • Un Ballo in maschera

    5 16.13%
  • La Forza del destino

    3 9.68%
  • Don Carlo

    15 48.39%
  • Aida

    6 19.35%
  • Otello

    9 29.03%
  • Falstaff

    7 22.58%
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Thread: Our preferred mature Verdi opera

          
   
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    Schigolch
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    Our preferred mature Verdi opera

    Counting since the Popular Trilogy, what's our preferred Verdi opera?.

    We can pick up to three operas.

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    I promptly checked Don Carlos, and was about to press the voting button before I actually read your post, and reaized I could choose three. That made the decision much harder!

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    Thanks you, that made it easier, as I find it practivally impossible to choose between Don Carlos, Otello and La Traviata. If I had to pick only one it would be Don Carlos.
    Natalie

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    I like Rigoletto, Traviata and Otello.

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    We know how Annie will vote. She will pick Simon, Boccanegra, and Simon Boccanegra as her three preferred Verdi operas.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    We know how Annie will vote. She will pick Simon, Boccanegra, and Simon Boccanegra as her three preferred Verdi operas.
    I think there's something wrong with forum software, I can only see Simon Boccanegra, I can't see the others or I'd vote for them. Could you ask the admin team to try & sort this so I can correctly register my votes?

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    The first two are obvious. I will ever hold a special place for La Traviata if only because it was the first opera I ever saw... albeit on TV... in the marvelous Zeffirelli film with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas. I can't listen to this opera to this day without singing (badly):

    Un d, felice, eterea,
    Mi balenaste innante,
    E da quel d tremante
    Vissi d'ignoto amor.
    Di quell'amor ch' palpito
    Dell'universo, Dell'universo intero,
    Misterioso, altero,
    Croce e delizia cor.
    Misterioso, Misterioso altero,
    Croce e delizia al cor.


    Aida... on the other hand, was the first opera that I actually witnessed in real life. It was the grand scene with the great march in which the conquered were all presenting the Pharaoh gifts that blew me away. As the music grew more climactic they brought two live tigers across the stage... and then as the music reached the penultimate the wattage of the lighting was doubled and the stage burst forth ablaze and two elephants ridden by boys in Indian costumes ran across the stage... and from that moment on I was sold on opera as the grandest of theatrical spectacles!
    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
    Congress .. But I repeat myself." -Mark Twain

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    The first two are obvious. I will ever hold a special place for La Traviata if only because it was the first opera I ever saw... albeit on TV... in the marvelous Zeffirelli film with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas. I can't listen to this opera to this day without singing (badly):

    Un d, felice, eterea,
    Mi balenaste innante,
    E da quel d tremante
    Vissi d'ignoto amor.
    Di quell'amor ch' palpito
    Dell'universo, Dell'universo intero,
    Misterioso, altero,
    Croce e delizia cor.
    Misterioso, Misterioso altero,
    Croce e delizia al cor.


    Aida... on the other hand, was the first opera that I actually witnessed in real life. It was the grand scene with the great march in which the conquered were all presenting the Pharaoh gifts that blew me away. As the music grew more climactic they brought two live tigers across the stage... and then as the music reached the penultimate the wattage of the lighting was doubled and the stage burst forth ablaze and two elephants ridden by boys in Indian costumes ran across the stage... and from that moment on I was sold on opera as the grandest of theatrical spectacles!
    Oh yeah, Aida with elephants will do this to you every time...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    The first two are obvious. I will ever hold a special place for La Traviata if only because it was the first opera I ever saw... albeit on TV... in the marvelous Zeffirelli film with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas. I can't listen to this opera to this day without singing (badly):

    Un d, felice, eterea,
    Mi balenaste innante,
    E da quel d tremante
    Vissi d'ignoto amor.
    Di quell'amor ch' palpito
    Dell'universo, Dell'universo intero,
    Misterioso, altero,
    Croce e delizia cor.
    Misterioso, Misterioso altero,
    Croce e delizia al cor.
    Right, we know what StLukes is going to sing in the next Opera Lively singing contest.
    Natalie

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    Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised to see Don Carlo(s) leading the pack so far, with Otello not far behind.

    I *knew* there was a reason I liked this site. Y'all have excellent taste!

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    Falstaff! Falstaff! Falstaff! Falstaff!

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    I only voted once.........for Don Carlo

    I should have read further about 3 votes allowed, just for the record top three are:

    Don Carlos
    La Traviata
    Il Trovatore

    Only recently explored recordings of the "non mature" early Verdi operas, what a great discovery mostly on
    the Phillips label with conductor Gardelli

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    I only voted once.........for Don Carlo

    I should have read further about 3 votes allowed, just for the record top three are:

    Don Carlos
    La Traviata
    Il Trovatore

    Only recently explored recordings of the "non mature" early Verdi operas, what a great discovery mostly on
    the Phillips label with conductor Gardelli
    Fortunately Almaviva can rescue your votes. I have edited the poll results to include one more vote for La Traviata and one more for Il Trovatore.

    About Verdi's earlier operas not quoted in the poll, I particularly like Macbeth and Luisa Miller.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Fortunately Almaviva can rescue your votes. I have edited the poll results to include one more vote for La Traviata and one more for Il Trovatore.

    About Verdi's earlier operas not quoted in the poll, I particularly like Macbeth and Luisa Miller.

    Thanks adding the votes Alma.........

    Macbeth and Luisa Miller are too good to be just "practice" operas leading up to mature works, but even the very early ones are just delightful to me Nabucco 1842 -> Stiffelio 1850

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    Don't worry, there will be another poll with preferred "non-mature" Verdi operas.

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