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CTyankee

(63,532 posts)
Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:42 PM Nov 2020

What is your favorite opera and why? [View all]

Here ya go!


23 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Magic Flute
1 (4%)
La Boheme
1 (4%)
Marriage of Figaro
1 (4%)
Aida
1 (4%)
Madam Butterfly
1 (4%)
Turandot
3 (13%)
Other (please name it)
15 (65%)
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No opera is my favorite opera ... mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #1
The Ring ironflange Nov 2020 #2
The heartbreaking beauty of the arias and duets in Butterfly... NRaleighLiberal Nov 2020 #3
I think Peter and the Wolf was an opera, wasn't it? judesedit Nov 2020 #4
No. It's a piece for orchestra with speaker. (Nobody sings.) fierywoman Nov 2020 #13
Oh. Ok. Thanks. lol. It's been so long since I heard it, but I really liked it. judesedit Nov 2020 #41
Peter and the Wolf is an amazing piece! I think Les Mis and Fiddler are musicals (I don't know fierywoman Nov 2020 #51
Well, thanks for cluing me in. I guess it's musicals I prefer. judesedit Nov 2020 #52
I've never seen Les Miz, but... jmowreader Nov 2020 #68
But there are lots of operas with spoken words ... Magic Flute, for one. fierywoman Nov 2020 #69
Probably the web browser unblock Nov 2020 #5
The first opera I ever saw was peacefreak2.0 Nov 2020 #6
Actually, anything by Gilbert and Sullivan unblock Nov 2020 #7
nope it's The Mikado hands down yellowdogintexas Nov 2020 #45
I like H.M.S. Pinafore Stuart G Nov 2020 #57
My favorite wasn't listed - Don Giovanni. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #8
DG is my favorite, too--for obvious reasons cyclonefence Nov 2020 #18
The Commendatore scene in the last act is just hair-raising! The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #21
Julie Traymore production of magic flute also one of the Ny Mets lastCarmens was quite good IMO lunasun Nov 2020 #9
CARMEN elleng Nov 2020 #10
Carmen is wonderful nt yellowdogintexas Nov 2020 #46
Loved that top one! JudyM Nov 2020 #73
Tosca. But it's hard to name just one. fierywoman Nov 2020 #11
Tommy Cattledog Nov 2020 #12
gmta... cayugafalls Nov 2020 #15
Tommy, The Wall, Quadrophenia and Rocky Horror Picture Show in that order. cayugafalls Nov 2020 #14
can't argue with those. IcyPeas Nov 2020 #59
Traviata BeyondGeography Nov 2020 #16
Verdi's *Falstaff*... First Speaker Nov 2020 #17
Tosca! choie Nov 2020 #19
I lived for life, I lived for love is such a beautiful aria (preceding such a godawful ending!). CTyankee Nov 2020 #26
Played on my radio station today, elleng Nov 2020 #28
I visited laScala and saw part of a rehearsal (from afar, not down close). I was there under CTyankee Nov 2020 #31
I remember those days! elleng Nov 2020 #34
I still want to gt to Barcelona with my daughter. I hope Europe will have us again once Biden is CTyankee Nov 2020 #35
I hope so too! elleng Nov 2020 #37
I'm a mezzo soprano and choie Nov 2020 #79
Anything by Mozart... ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2020 #20
The Pearl Fishers mia Nov 2020 #22
I love that duet altho I have never seen the opera. It's wonderful! CTyankee Nov 2020 #24
My local opera company (Nashville) presented The Pearl Fishers Tanuki Nov 2020 #63
Madama Butterfly. FM123 Nov 2020 #23
Un Bel Di is such a lovely aria. And I adore the opera. CTyankee Nov 2020 #25
The ONLY aria in that opera worth my time, imo! elleng Nov 2020 #27
Yes, just beautiful. When she sings about what it will be like when he returns I cry and cry..... FM123 Nov 2020 #38
Tosca followed closely by Carmen. broiles Nov 2020 #29
Jesus Christ Superstar. Lunabell Nov 2020 #30
Me too Lunabell! choie Nov 2020 #83
I'm kind of a 20th century fan frazzled Nov 2020 #32
Tosca Chipper Chat Nov 2020 #33
Coraggio!................... MyOwnPeace Nov 2020 #36
I don't know much about opera, but Turandot, simply for this.... CurtEastPoint Nov 2020 #39
Shivers DoBotherMe Nov 2020 #61
One Of My RobinA Nov 2020 #77
Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini Celerity Nov 2020 #40
Suor Angelica, also part of Il Trittico, includes what I think is Puccini's best aria: The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #49
Tosca. Harker Nov 2020 #42
Out the window...what a way to go! CTyankee Nov 2020 #47
It's a fair drop from the ramparts of Castel Sant'Angelo. Harker Nov 2020 #53
All the better! CTyankee Nov 2020 #54
was present during MrsMatt Nov 2020 #75
Oh, dear. Where was this? CTyankee Nov 2020 #76
St. Paul, Minnesota MrsMatt Nov 2020 #78
La Traviata. Amazing singing roles. 58Sunliner Nov 2020 #43
Boris Godunov. johnp3907 Nov 2020 #44
There is a wonderful recording of it, came out in the '80s, The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #48
Einstein On The Beach hurl Nov 2020 #50
I like Glass' Satyagraha, too, and John Adams' Nixon in China. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #62
Satyagraha is just gorgeous, one of his most emotional works. Akhnaten is cool! hurl Nov 2020 #65
Wagner's "Das Rheingold". Aristus Nov 2020 #55
If you're a fan of Das Rheingold you would probably appreciate this: The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2020 #56
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonny IcyPeas Nov 2020 #58
Lakme. Iggo Nov 2020 #60
Carmen. Laffy Kat Nov 2020 #64
Der Rosenkavalier. Baltimike Nov 2020 #66
Porgy and Bess NameAlreadyTaken Nov 2020 #67
Britten's "Peter Grimes" is my favorite opera jmowreader Nov 2020 #70
I love "The Marriage of Figaro" Glorfindel Nov 2020 #71
Thanks. I feel so uptight all the time about politics that a brief foray into opera world is welcome CTyankee Nov 2020 #72
couple Marriage of Figaro with Barber of Seville yellowdogintexas Nov 2020 #80
Norma MrsMatt Nov 2020 #74
for sheer hilarity and bawdiness you can't top "Lysistrata" yellowdogintexas Nov 2020 #81
I knw the story and it's perfect for opera! Who wrote the opera? which century? CTyankee Nov 2020 #82
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