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#29247 - 05/05/14 12:17 AM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Rita]
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And I was so involved with company for a family wedding that I completely forgot there was an opera broadcast! Oh, well...
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#29275 - 05/13/14 01:38 PM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Kay]
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Did anyone go to La Cenerentola?

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#29276 - 05/13/14 03:56 PM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Christopher]
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I did, and I enjoyed it immensely. We mustn't let the last simulcast of the season pass without a word, especially since La Cenerentola is such a feel-good opera. DiDonato and Florez were fantastic, and rubbery-faced Alessandro Corbelli was a joy every time he was on stage. The production values were so much better than in the first simulcast production of this opera. I thought the two stepsisters were too cartoonish, but that's the only nit I can find to pick. Wonderful way to end a season.

But a little sad, too, since I'm used to hearing Natalie Dessay in the last simulcast of the season. The schedule for this just-completed season was released a full year before she announced her retirement, so I'm wondering what the story there was.

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#29278 - 05/14/14 06:49 PM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Barbara]
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Oh, I didn't know she had retired! What a pity. I thought she'd made the transition to the lower range successfully. I'll miss hearing her.

But yes, La Cenerentola is indeed a feel-good opera, and I felt very good after seeing and hearing it. It's a piece of fluff, but such an elegant piece of fluff! And with singers like the three Barbara mentioned, how can you go wrong?

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#29404 - 06/22/14 10:25 PM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Rita]
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Doing a little time traveling or something and wound up with an ear worm of Quella mi creda from Fanciulla del west...not Puccini's greatest opera but one that has some wonderful moments and unlike so many of the great ones, has a feel good finale...

It's been a while since they've had it in the repertoire. And I don't think I even own a complete recording, although, of course, I have that aria by DeStefano, Del Monaco, even, I think somewhere Caruso...and probably Domingo....
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#29405 - 06/22/14 10:27 PM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Rita]
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Should mention that since I moved I haven't a clue where ANY of my disks or tapes might be...
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#29416 - 06/25/14 10:47 AM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Kay]
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I once memorized the words to "Ch'ella mi creda" -- when I was working on A Cadenza for Caruso. It's a hard tune to get out of your head.

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#29425 - 06/27/14 10:24 AM Re: Opera 8 [Re: Rita]
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Enjoy the earworms
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