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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Poor old Rolando!

    But I have to say that stylistically, Pavol Breslik is the one who really nails it these days:



    Also my alternative version of Oh du mein holder Abendstern with the wonderful Peter Mattei

    Very beautiful version by Pavol Breslik!

    I love Peter Mattei but I still prefer Bryn Terfel's version. I thought that Peter was more halting, and Bryn more wavy and flowing, which I think suits better this aria. Also, Bryn's clip which includes the recitative and beautiful images with the paintings (and the orchestra is good too) in my opinion has more impact.
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    Well now,

    Porgi mi Amor (Dorothea Roschmann or Renee Fleming|)

    Non Piangere Liu

    Vissi d'Arte

    De Quella Pira

    Sorry for any mis-spellings!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da55id View Post
    Well now,

    Porgi mi Amor (Dorothea Roschmann or Renee Fleming|)

    Non Piangere Liu

    Vissi d'Arte

    De Quella Pira

    Sorry for any mis-spellings!!!
    Interesting. Porgi amor (especially this one), Non piangere Lił, and Vissi d'arte are melodious for sure, but your fourth choice, Di quella pira, puzzles me a little, since it is very forceful, martial, and loud, and in my opinion not exactly what one thinks of, regarding the word "melodious."
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Interesting. Porgi amor (especially this one), Non piangere Lił, and Vissi d'arte are melodious for sure, but your fourth choice, Di quella pira, puzzles me a little, since it is very forceful, martial, and loud, and in my opinion not exactly what one thinks of, regarding the word "melodious."
    You have a point, but it is catchy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Interesting. Porgi amor (especially this one), Non piangere Lił, and Vissi d'arte are melodious for sure, but your fourth choice, Di quella pira, puzzles me a little, since it is very forceful, martial, and loud, and in my opinion not exactly what one thinks of, regarding the word "melodious."
    Yes, my other 3 choices were all sad and gentle in their beauty aand i knew would draw a large measure of agreement so i thought i would add something more stirring but with a strong melody all the same!!!

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    "All of Italian opera can be heard in "Ah! non creda."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."


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    "Lontana, lontana, lontana" from Boito's masterpiece, Mefistofele

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