Opera - Composers

@gifana (4838)
Portugal
January 2, 2007 1:20pm CST
I am sure that there must be some opera lovers in here. I would like to know which composers you like best as well as their Operas. If you are like me you like some but not all. First on my list is Verdi and his operas, Il Trovatori, La Traviata, and Aida. Second on my list is Puccini and his operas La Boheme, Madame Butterfly and Tosca Other operas I like are Donazetti's L'esir d'Amour, especially the aria Uma Lacrima Furtiva. Bizet's Carmen has some popular arias but it has never been one of my favorite operas. I could go on with more but I think these will suffice for now. I'll shut up and give yawl a chance.
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@emskoneko (806)
• United States
3 Jan 07
listening to Luciano Pavarotti has led me to love opera. I enjoy Nessun Dorma, flower duet, and and musetta's waltz. Listening to modern versions also combined my love for rock and opera together. The East Village Opera Company should have more recognition for bringing opera out more to the surface of modern music. Opera will always be modern to me though since I love to listen to it a lot.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
3 Jan 07
The Three Tenors - Photo of the three tenors who first arrived on the scene during a Football World Cup performance....Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.
Good for you. Nessum Dorma is a great area. The Three Tenors (Domingo, Pavarotti, Carreras) have done a great deal to promote operatic/pop music. Another group is Il Divo which has received loud acclaim in their first albums and DVDs. I love em. Operatic music is perhaps more widely enjoyed on arias rather than complete operas. But it's good to know that with such good marriages of voices and genre operatic music will endure,,,,as well it should. Thank you so much for dropping and your valuable input.
• United States
13 Jun 08
I just discovered Il Divo and I have fallen for them. Such power, emotion, and it's in songs I wouldn't have expected it from! And Carlos is just an amazing baretone.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 07
You have almost listed my favourite operas, although the Puccini and Verdi lists would be the other way round for me. I have not heard an opera by Puccini that I did not adore, and especially enjoy Le Villi. I also have a love of many individual operas from a variety of composers such as Tchaikovsky, Wagner and many others.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
14 Mar 07
There are many operas out there that are not well known as far as popularity goes. The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, and of course the German Operas. These I can take just so much of...they are really heavy. But there are some arias that I do like. Of course, we have all forgot the most famous of American Operas (believe it or not) by George Gershwin....Porgy and Bess. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your input. PS I am hoping that Il Divo will open the ears (and eyes) of the younger generation and help them appreciate tha fact that opera is not just so much screeching....it can be very beautiful.
• United States
3 Jan 07
Sadly I have not seen a live opera performance. I have listened to many on CD. I like Puccini's Madame Butterfly and Bizet's Carmen the most. I do like Verdi as well. I saw a taped performance of The Marraige of Figero in my music history class. Mozart's operas are all right in my opinion - but not the best.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
3 Jan 07
Neither have I seen a live opera. I've always wanted to go to Milan and see my first live opera at La Scala...I think that that would really be the cat's meow. I agree with you, other than his Marriage of Figero I am not to hip on his operas but his music is far out. Thanks for stopping by and for your input.