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    In the 20th century Opera began tending toward...

    In the 20th century Opera began tending toward more sophisticated subjects especially after the atrocities of WW2 while more easy going themes were served by more popular form of entertainment...
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    Poll: Even after all these years for me it's still...

    Even after all these years for me it's still Pietro Mascagni.
    It's a pity many think of him as a one-hit wonder out of ignorance (of the rest of his works).
    Also it's not true that he tackled only...
  3. In this site there is a good list of twentieth...

    In this site there is a good list of twentieth century italian Operas which have at least one recording available.
    There is so much more beyond Mascagni and Puccini (or even Zandonai and Montemezzi)...
  4. For my liking the three operas in Trittico are...

    For my liking the three operas in Trittico are only inferior to Turandot.

    EDIT:
    I don't consider the standard repertoire as a barometer for quality.
    Majority of the twentieth century italian...
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    Twentieth century italian Opera is for the most...

    Twentieth century italian Opera is for the most part obscure.
    Just to throw a few titles quickly:

    Wolf-Ferrari's I quatro rusteghi, Busoni's Arlecchino ovvero le finestre, Montemezzi's L'amore...
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    Aside from the two cited in the OP, I like...

    Aside from the two cited in the OP, I like Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia.
    It's a bit too long (and repetitive in parts) for its good but I like...
  7. Ah, adesso ho capito che era CDG... Piace...

    Ah, adesso ho capito che era CDG...

    Piace anche a me Operaclick.
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    Poll: For me: 1) La sonnambula 2) I Capuleti e i...

    For me:
    1) La sonnambula
    2) I Capuleti e i Montecchi
    3) Norma
  9. Thread: Rossini?

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    Rossini was a genius for sure (some of his bets...

    Rossini was a genius for sure (some of his bets operas were done in a couple of weeks).

    La cenerentola, Il barbiere and L'italiana are awesome awesome operas.

    I'm a bit guilty of not having...
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    Listened to Pelleas and Penelope today. I prefer...

    Listened to Pelleas and Penelope today.
    I prefer Faure work but I was positively suprised by Debussy vocal lines.
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    Poll: I think he means that once if a contemporary...

    I think he means that once if a contemporary opera was very successful it would have spread rapidly in the theatres all over the world and become a new sensation next to already consolidated works....
  12. Starting from the eighties, a new movement know...

    Starting from the eighties, a new movement know as Neo-Romanticismo arised in Italy which refused the sperimentalism of the previous two decades to focus on a neo-tonal language and affinity with the...
  13. On the last regard (that is interview of italian...

    On the last regard (that is interview of italian composers in the eighties to talk about current state of opera) there is this interesting interview conducted by Harrison Gradwell Slater:

    [Link...
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    nope.

    nope.
  15. Since Tyrone introduced the argument, here a list...

    Since Tyrone introduced the argument, here a list of every premiere in Italy since 1987 until 2011:
    http://www.cidim.it:8080/dwnld/bwblb/pdf/354892/Opera_2011_Indice_prime_assolute.pdf

    While in...
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    Penelope is available on YT.

    Penelope is available on YT.
  17. That's exactly the spirit for which it was...

    That's exactly the spirit for which it was created the thread (although as I've said I cited works that I really like so I followed my personal tastes).
    The somewhat provoking title is there to...
  18. Very strange the story surrounding the Opera...

    Very strange the story surrounding the Opera "Marie Victoire" by Ottorino Respighi.
    The composer completed the work around 1913 and the opera was scheduled to be staged in 1914 when the Great War...
  19. Recently was uploaded on YT, Giulio Cesare by...

    Recently was uploaded on YT, Giulio Cesare by Gian Francesco Malipiero:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIUJISITx5E
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmFC5r1__N8...
  20. The more is the interest (and the opportunity to...

    The more is the interest (and the opportunity to earn a good salary) the more the quality of singing is likely to grow.


    Oh, oh,oh my evil plan bears its fruits.

    Welcome.


    I dunno :-)
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    Because when it comes to Opera I'm a big ignorant...

    Because when it comes to Opera I'm a big ignorant :-D
    Although a bit less now thanks to you :-P
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    Operas that talks about Opera.

    I was listening to the funny L'impresario in angustie by Domenico Cimarosa which talks about an opera company (there is a manager, composer, libretist/poet and of course a few prime donna sopranos)...
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    Sticky: L'impresario in angustie by Domenico Cimarosa....

    L'impresario in angustie by Domenico Cimarosa.
    Farsa very funny and once very popular too.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtiYE_8kRk
  24. Post-modern or not, I don't like much Nono (or...

    Post-modern or not, I don't like much Nono (or Manzoni,Berio...) output for the theatres.
    I much prefer Maderna for example.

    Oh and Respighi's La fiamma is a fantastic Opera, I was wrong in...
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    Franco Donatoni opera comique Alfred, Alfred...

    Franco Donatoni opera comique Alfred, Alfred (1995)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cVZv8U7Wf0
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