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#1 Old 08-13-2017, 04:33 AM
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famous opera arias

"Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" ("Hell's vengeance boils in my heart"), commonly abbreviated "Der Hölle Rache", is an aria sung by the Queen of the Night, a coloratura soprano part, in the second act of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). It depicts a fit of vengeful rage in which the Queen of the Night places a knife into the hand of her daughter Pamina and exhorts her to assassinate Sarastro, the Queen's rival, on pain of denying and cursing Pamina if she does not comply.
"Der Hölle Rache" is one of the most famous of all opera arias,
memorable, fast paced and menacingly grandiose.

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#2 Old 08-13-2017, 01:24 PM
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Thanks, @chlded. I'm hardly an opera scholar, but I enjoy a good aria, and love hearing more.

In Dvorak's opera, Rusalka is a water nymph, who has fallen in love with a human prince, and longs to become human herself. Alone in the night, she addresses the moon, and asks it to convey to him her love.


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#3 Old 08-14-2017, 03:16 AM
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fantastic perfomance i hear, orchestra especially, realy enjoyed.
i do not have good mood at morning, but now i'm ok.
many thanks to you.
i haven't big experience with opera, but big fun of Mozart.
it's why i have started with opera arias.

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I'm hardly an opera scholar
so, will be grateful to you if you will share here your arias experience sometimes.
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#4 Old 08-14-2017, 05:23 PM
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I was attracted to opera in the early '90s, when PBS aired the Met's production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Then I saw the broadcast of The Three Tenors at Caracalla, and was impressed by the whole thing, but especially by Pavarotti's rendition of "Nessun Dorma," from Puccini's, Turandot. I've never actually been to the opera. The closest opera house is probably hundreds of miles from where I live. The film, Amadeus, introduced me a little to Mozart, and I have a disc of Frederica von Stade and Kathleen Battle performing, A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert, which, although not strictly arias, contains some remarkable singing. I have nothing but admiration for the talent and discipline these artists put into their work. Lately I've been drawn toward Korean singer Sumi Jo. I hope you'll post more videos.

Here's Pavarotti singing "Nessun Dorma" in 1998, at a concert in Paris. James Levine is the conductor.

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"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
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#5 Old 08-15-2017, 04:29 AM
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i never know nothing abt classical music while i'm rockin with my band through decenniads.
it's happens when i hear at first Mercury and Pavarotti "Nessun Dorma".
i was shocked, 'cos Mercury has absolutely perfect voice for rock genre, but Pavarotti makes me kill.
so, i was noticed abt real power of music.
i have received many free time when the war come to us.
so, now i have self-studied with main conservatory classes of composition.
i live now on the forest lane and every morning i do start with BBC radio 3 classic ))

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#7 Old 08-18-2017, 05:11 PM
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Not an aria, but a duet, "Barcarolle," from Offenbach's, Tales of Hoffman.

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#8 Old 09-11-2017, 05:35 AM
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"Il dolce suono" ("The Sweet Sound") is the incipit of the recitativo of a scena ed aria taken from Act III scene 2, Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti.

An arrangement of the aria was featured in the film The Fifth Element, sung by the alien character Diva Plavalaguna voiced by Inva Mula.

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