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Thread: (II) Opera Lively Singing Contest: Conclusion

          
   
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    (II) Opera Lively Singing Contest: Conclusion

    There was some delay but here we are again. Personally I'm pleased with what we have this time too. Four pieces, two of them very long, the other two not so much but brilliant nevertheless.

    As previously, vote on your self gives you -1 vote. Vote and share your impressions as to what opera venues we should hit in nearest future considering our talents.

    Behold our brave singers:

    1) Amfortas: Wotan's Farewell from Wagner's Valkyrie:

    http://soundcloud.com/opera-lively/i...otans-farewell

    2) Almaviva: Je crois entendre encore from Bizet's Pearl Fishers:

    http://soundcloud.com/opera-lively/i...crois-entendre

    3) Couchie: Duet from Tristan und Isolde:

    http://soundcloud.com/opera-lively/i...tan-und-isolde

    4) Aramis: Mozart's Queen of the Night aria:

    http://soundcloud.com/opera-lively/i...er-holle-rache

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    My vote goes to Amfortas. Taking the thing seriously, he actually has very fine voice and sung relatively well.

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    Aramis, do you always save best for last?
    If you would seek salvation, remember this:
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    Wow! Amfortas' track is surprising! Oh! My! God! Of course I voted for him! But Couchie's is a close second.
    Then, I couldn't stop laughing with Aramis'. It's one of the most hilarious things I've ever encountered in an Internet forum!!!!

    Well, the only one that is no good is this guy Almaviva's. But he told me that he did it this poorly in purpose, he didn't want to upset Alfredo Kraus' soul, down in his grave.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); June 27th, 2012 at 04:15 AM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    No offence to anyone but that was very funny!

    Count me in if this is ever repeated! (Im a free man now qua time)

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    Thanks for the comments, guys! But I was torn in deciding my own vote.

    On the one hand, Aramis was the most cackling, scary Queen of the Night since Diana Damrau.

    Then again, Almaviva gave a touching, heartfelt rendering of lost love and regret.

    But in the end, I had to give it to Couchie's laughing, multi-voiced Tristan. Either the green monster has several mouths, or he can sing out of orifices I don't want to know about.
    Last edited by Amfortas; June 28th, 2012 at 03:08 PM.

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    Amfortas - holy crap!

    Almaviva - At a disadvantage cause I don't know his aria. I enjoyed it!

    Aramis - Note at 1:51 was flat.


    Amfortas... a million times Amfortas!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    My vote goes to Amfortas. Taking the thing seriously, he actually has very fine voice and sung relatively well.
    I was fully intending to take mine seriously until I quickly realized it was a completely lost cause. The vocal lines are chromatically from hell, much more difficult (pitch-wise) than Brunnhilde's Immolation. Kudos and renewed respect for the singers who perform it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Almaviva - At a disadvantage cause I don't know his aria. I enjoyed it!
    So you mean, you can't even recognize it when it's me singing it???

    Here, this guy sings it just a tiny teeny little bit better. I mean, not much better. Slightly better. Starts at 1:36



    Now, seriously. It's by trying to sing this stuff that we acquire a big, big respect for what these guys do.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); June 27th, 2012 at 04:42 AM.
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    I must take part in the next competition as I was too late to join this one. It is terrific though! I just want to ask in advance if I am allowed to sing Duchess HFDJK's thirty three second aria from my opera "The Dissection of the Prince's Brain" or "Yes I would like extra large fries with that"? I can't seem to find any recordings at the moment but I could give you some representation of the libretto:

    Duchess: HAAAAAA ....... blib blab

    okaokaokaokaokaoooooooOOOOOOOOOO



    SSSSSSSSSSSSSNIP............................uhhhh

    UhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHA!!!
    Heyyyyyyoooooooo PA
    SCHNEPPEREPPERPEPPER


    gaaaaa NU
    NU
    NU HA
    NU HA PA
    NU HA PA HA
    QWERTY
    UFKGYSRSVUKTRSUKVRUKSTYVTHRIVKSEYWRHFKUGYKQEGLIYDS GFLIYERGFA


    (the end)
    If you would seek salvation, remember this:
    a life in Hell can still aspire to BLISS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I must take part in the next competition as I was too late to join this one. It is terrific though! I just want to ask in advance if I am allowed to sing Duchess HFDJK's thirty three second aria from my opera "The Dissection of the Prince's Brain" or "Yes I would like extra large fries with that"? I can't seem to find any recordings at the moment but I could give you some representation of the libretto:

    Duchess: HAAAAAA ....... blib blab

    okaokaokaokaokaoooooooOOOOOOOOOO



    SSSSSSSSSSSSSNIP............................uhhhh

    UhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHA!!!
    Heyyyyyyoooooooo PA
    SCHNEPPEREPPERPEPPER


    gaaaaa NU
    NU
    NU HA
    NU HA PA
    NU HA PA HA
    QWERTY
    UFKGYSRSVUKTRSUKVRUKSTYVTHRIVKSEYWRHFKUGYKQEGLIYDS GFLIYERGFA


    (the end)
    Nice! Contemporary opera!

    Now, seriously, as a matter of fact, there *is* a contemporary opera with a libretto that is pretty much what you're saying... it's called "Itinerario do Sal" by Miguel Azguime.

    And believe it or not, it is very good.
    "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 Couchie View Post
    Amfortas... a million times Amfortas!
    Thanks again. And I want to thank Aramis, Alma, and Opera Lively for creating such an opportunity in the first place. I've always dreamed about singing that music, so this contest was like going to Wagner fantasy camp. And yes, it does give you renewed respect for the real professionals!

    We should do this again soon, and next time rope in some of the ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    We should do this again soon, and next time rope in some of the ladies!
    Same was said after first edition and despite considerable amount of time before starting this one, the popularity was diminished, we got less submissions, we had to wait long, long time for them (and not all who declared sending them actually did it) and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Same was said after first edition and despite considerable amount of time before starting this one, the popularity was diminished, we got less submissions, we had to wait long, long time for them (and not all who declared sending them actually did it) and stuff.
    And yet you stuck in there. Thanks again, Aramis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Nice! Contemporary opera!

    Now, seriously, as a matter of fact, there *is* a contemporary opera with a libretto that is pretty much what you're saying... it's called "Itinerario do Sal" by Miguel Azguime.

    And believe it or not, it is very good.
    I must check it out and sing it for the next contest.
    If you would seek salvation, remember this:
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    ARAMIS! I could just kiss you. I have never laughed so hard in my life, my sides actually hurt. Wonderful. Amfortas wow, I had no idea! You were splendid. All of you BRAVO! Hopefully next time I'll be well enough to participate, or now that I think of it I'll try to record myself first chance I get so for round three I'll have one handy.
    Only the positive!

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