Thread: What opera have you been watching lately?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #2206
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    3,204
    Post Thanks / Like
    I heard Norah Amsellem live as Violetta last year, and she's wonderful.

  2. #2207
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    ..................................................
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  3. #2208
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    ..................................................


    Err. What?!
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

  4. #2209
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post


    Err. What?!
    That is a mis-post. Rather than write "Mis-post, content deleted," I just held down the . key.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  5. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  6. #2210
    Senior Member Involved Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like

    Stunning, in all aspects.

  7. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro), MAuer liked this post
  8. #2211
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    Another awesome watch! Next up: Gotterdammerung.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  9. #2212
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Randomly searching for a La traviata I came across this and really enjoyed it.

    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

  10. Likes MAuer, Florestan liked this post
  11. #2213
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Randomly searching for a La traviata I came across this and really enjoyed it.
    What happens around 1:24:16? Looks like someone rips her heart out, later the clown is playing with the heart. Very strange. The whole thing is too strange for me. Although, probably very representative of the decadent society (brought up to a more recent time period) the opera is set in.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  12. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  13. #2214
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    What happens around 1:24:16? Looks like someone rips her heart out, later the clown is playing with the heart. Very strange. The whole thing is too strange for me. Although, probably very representative of the decadent society (brought up to a more recent time period) the opera is set in.
    I don't know! Some parts are odd but I love the singing.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

  14. Likes Florestan liked this post
  15. #2215
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I don't know! Some parts are odd but I love the singing.
    Yes, the singing is very good. Wonder if there is sound track CD available. Violetta has tattoos, so not period, but a modern setting.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  16. #2216
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    3,453
    Post Thanks / Like
    Gwyneth Jones as Brunnhilde is absolutely mind blowing in the scene where Gunther brings her home to be wed. Absolutely stunning performance! That is as far as I am, so I am sure there is much more great performance coming as this opera plays out.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  17. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro), Adrian liked this post
  18. #2217
    Senior Member Involved Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like


    On a cold Autumn evening, some good friends singing one of my favorite opara's.

  19. Likes MAuer, Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  20. #2218
    Senior Member Involved Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like



    It this don't make your heart beat faster......

  21. Likes Florestan, Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  22. #2219
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,233
    Post Thanks / Like
    Treated myself to this. Homework as I'm hoping to see this opera next year and I don't know it at all. Enjoying it so far.

    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

  23. Likes Florestan, MAuer, Adrian liked this post
  24. #2220
    Senior Member Involved Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like


    Preparing for the Met on Saturday.

  25. Likes MAuer liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. Watching Opera DVDs in 3D
    By Couchie in forum General Operatic Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 27th, 2012, 04:05 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS