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    Unhappy NEED HELP identifying an aria please!

    A while ago, I heard a beautiful French aria and I completely forget what it's called or where it's from! It was an aria for soprano, definitely in French, and the gist of it is the woman singing (I think it was a goddess or angel perhaps?) about how sad she is, like "poor me", singing to her maids or servants, and it is NOT "Tristes apprets". It was perfect for my voice and, if it is from the Baroque era, it will be perfect for a competition I am entering. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridget29 View Post
    A while ago, I heard a beautiful French aria and I completely forget what it's called or where it's from! It was an aria for soprano, definitely in French, and the gist of it is the woman singing (I think it was a goddess or angel perhaps?) about how sad she is, like "poor me", singing to her maids or servants, and it is NOT "Tristes apprets". It was perfect for my voice and, if it is from the Baroque era, it will be perfect for a competition I am entering. Thank you!
    Welcome to Opera Lively. Could it be this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Welcome to Opera Lively. Could it be this?

    You do realize that suggesting this as something that is presumed to be baroque aria by the asking person is heavy insult towards her musical knowledge.

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    It's not, but thank you!
    And hey, Anne, I'm not insulted at all! It's probably not even Baroque, I'm far from a musical expert, I'm just hoping that it is. But now that I think of it, if it's either Baroque or written after 1800, than I can use for my competition Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridget29 View Post
    It's not, but thank you!
    And hey, Anne, I'm not insulted at all! It's probably not even Baroque, I'm far from a musical expert, I'm just hoping that it is. But now that I think of it, if it's either Baroque or written after 1800, than I can use for my competition Thanks again!
    OK. This is a list of the most important operas sung in French. Now we need to start eliminating the ones that don't have maids and servants and a sad soprano. We'll do that. But in the meantime, do you remember anything else about this aria?

    Béatrice et Bénédict
    Manon
    La Vie Parisienne
    La Belle Hélène
    Orphée aux Enfers
    La Périchole
    Carmen
    Les Pêcheurs de Perles
    La Jolie Fille de Perth
    Les Troyens
    Pelléas et Mélisande
    Hippolyte et Aricie
    Castor et Pollux
    Werther
    Thaïs
    Manon Lescaut (Auber)
    Cendrillon
    Don Quichotte
    Samson et Dalila
    Iphigénie en Tauride
    L'Heure Espagnole
    Les Mamelles de Tirésias
    Les Dialogues des Carmélites
    L'Étoile
    Roméo et Juliette
    Hamlet
    Le Comte Ory
    Saint François d'Assise
    Les Contes d'Hoffmann
    Faust
    La Juive
    Le Roi Malgré Lui
    Les Huguenots
    Mignon
    Damnation de Faust
    Hérodiade
    Dinorah
    Mireille
    L' Enfant et les sortilèges
    Ariane et Barbe-Bleue
    Ciboulette
    Padmâvatî
    Le Testament de Tante Caroline
    Les Aventures du roi Pausole
    Robert le Diable
    Le Prophète
    L'Africaine
    Le Cid
    Les Indes Galantes
    Les Paladins
    Platée
    Dardanus
    Louise
    Véronique
    La Voix Humaine
    Guillaume Tell
    Le Siège de Corinthe
    La Favorite
    Les Vêpres Siciliennes
    La Fille du Régiment
    Orphée et Euridice
    Armide (Gluck)
    Armide (Lully)
    Iphigénie en Aulide
    Moïse et Pharaon
    Benvenuto Cellini
    Le Postillon de Longjumeau
    Fra Diavolo
    Le Toréador
    Le domino noir
    Le Roi de Lahore
    Esclarmonde
    Médée (Charpentier)
    Médée (Cherubini)
    Persée
    Alceste
    Lakmé
    Atys
    Cadmus et Hermione
    Le Roi Arthus
    L’Amour de Loin
    Une education manquée
    Zoroastre
    Le Roi d’Ys
    Cléopâtre
    Barbe-bleue
    Les Brigands
    La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein
    Le Songe d’Une Nuit d’Eté
    La Poupée de Nuremberg
    La Dame Blanche
    Nelligan
    Henry VIII
    Julietta (Juliette - Martinu)
    Les Danaïdes
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); October 25th, 2012 at 11:04 AM.
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    IT'S "Ô MALHEUREUSE IPHIGÉNIE"!!! OH THANK YOU SO SO MUCH

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridget29 View Post
    IT'S "Ô MALHEUREUSE IPHIGÉNIE"!!! OH THANK YOU SO SO MUCH
    Great, glad that you got what you wanted. Do stick around and explore Opera Lively some more, and develop your love for opera!
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    My guess is "Castor & Pollux" by Rameau:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkku View Post
    My guess is "Castor & Pollux" by Rameau:

    Herkku, she started by saying that it wasn't this one, and has found it already.
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    Yes, my mistake! Somehow I only saw the name of that aria and not the negation.

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