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    What's:

    1. Your favourite opera
    2. Your favourite composer
    3. Your favourite artists

    Or you could answer just one of the above. I love comparing my favourites with other aficionados!

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    Is Avez Maria an opera? I like that song. (I know absolutely nothing about opera.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_(operalover) View Post
    What's:

    1. Your favourite opera
    2. Your favourite composer
    3. Your favourite artists

    Or you could answer just one of the above. I love comparing my favourites with other aficionados!
    I like some, though I am by no means a connoisseur who could expertly discuss the relative merits of the composers/operas. So far, I've only seen/heard Rossini, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss and Bizet, and probably like Puccini most.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Is Avez Maria an opera? I like that song. (I know absolutely nothing about opera.)
    Fancy Jack Flak frenchifies Ave Maria.

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    All the different sounds of opera* sound the same to me. Do they all have the same basic "sound" as it were- and the emphasis is more on the emotional expression? Or are they more varied - opera A being all about the percussion - and another being all funky otherworld harp and trombone?

    *Speaking of the European-language opera, of course. I'm aware of also Chinese opera and vaguely some Vietnamese. I'm sure lots of cultures have things we might consider opera.

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    Opera singers need to start singing on beat, or to a beat..or they're gunna get beat up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Opera singers need to start singing on beat, or to a beat..or they're gunna get beat up.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Opera singers need to start singing on beat, or to a beat..or they're gunna get beat up.

    Carmen has melody that can be appreciated by even a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post

    Carmen has melody that can be appreciated by even a child.
    I've heard some stuff I like by that blind guy. But most opera I hear is just so unstimulating to me, especially because the songs often have no sense of real rhythm.

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    I love Porgy & Bess, so it's not surprising that I also love Leontyne Price. I hesitate to name a favorite with as little exposure as I have to opera in the big picture, though.
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    I have an appreciation for Wagner's batshit-crazy Gesamtkunstwerk approach to opera. I doubt I'd want to sit through a whole performance of it, though.
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