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  1. During housekeeping on this thread I realised it...

    During housekeeping on this thread I realised it had stopped at R, so I thought I'd revive it and here is an S. :)

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Probably his most well known opera is Samson et Dalila.
    ...
  2. Ruggero Raimondi One of my favourite voices :)...

    Ruggero Raimondi

    One of my favourite voices :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhUjTVOzQbM
  3. The first time I went to Ludwig Beck's, Munich's...

    The first time I went to Ludwig Beck's, Munich's fabulous record store was in 2010 and the weather was freezing. The maximum daytime temperature was about -15C. I was determined to browse every inch...
  4. I love all the old EMI box sets. I buy them even...

    I love all the old EMI box sets. I buy them even if I don't like the opera.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zOGPQa3hL._SX425_.jpg
    ...
  5. I wonder what this chap would say? ...

    I wonder what this chap would say?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/3066814584_0d0db6817c.jpg
  6. Oooh! Want one!

    Oooh! Want one!
  7. She's heart breaking in this ...

    She's heart breaking in this

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JR4PTStFL.jpg
  8. Arrigo Boito was an Italian librettist and...

    Arrigo Boito was an Italian librettist and composer.

    Sadly his opera Nerone wasn't completed before he died. It was eventually premiered posthumously at La Scala on May 1, 1924, conducted by...
  9. :applause: Love this!

    :applause:

    Love this!
  10. What a fabulous story! Thank you.

    What a fabulous story! Thank you.
  11. :rotgl:

    :rotgl:
  12. Phew. At least I'm not the only one!

    Phew. At least I'm not the only one!
  13. Oooh! Thank you! More useful info for my Idomeneo...

    Oooh! Thank you! More useful info for my Idomeneo homework.
  14. H is for Dmitri Hvorostovsky, a Russian baritone...

    H is for Dmitri Hvorostovsky, a Russian baritone known as the silver fox and seen here with Anna Netrebko.

    http://91.215.216.77/media/upload/gallery/movies/431790.jpg

    Here singing the beautiful...
  15. We're very lucky in Europe but even quite small...

    We're very lucky in Europe but even quite small towns in Germany have an opera house. And if you want to sing opera, as this article says, 'Learn German'
  16. G is for Nicolai Ghiaurov. Ghiaurov was a...

    G is for Nicolai Ghiaurov. Ghiaurov was a Bulgarian bass and was married to Mirella Freni. He had a beautiful sumptuous voice which is well illustrated here.


    http://youtu.be/yHuGuMvSiqM
  17. G is for Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco ...

    G is for Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco


    http://youtu.be/KqJwV-QmTH8
  18. G is for Boris Godunov Pimen's monologue ...

    G is for Boris Godunov

    Pimen's monologue


    http://youtu.be/hWp-ZLnlF20
  19. And me! And I don't even like or have much...

    And me! And I don't even like or have much knowledge of women singers!
  20. Both timed at 5.34! (GMT)

    Both timed at 5.34! (GMT)
  21. F is for Juan Diego Flórez Probably his most...

    F is for Juan Diego Flórez

    Probably his most famous piece


    http://youtu.be/bcHb2-TrUno
  22. Indeed!:love2:

    Indeed!:love2:
  23. E is for Ettore Bastianini ...

    E is for Ettore Bastianini


    http://youtu.be/2eX0bQsW0uA
  24. ;) Indeed!

    ;)



    Indeed!
  25. D is for Plácido Domingo. Still going strong at...

    D is for Plácido Domingo. Still going strong at (allegedly) 73 years of age. I've heard some stories about him which would make your hair curl and he's not really a baritone but for now let's just...
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