Any Opera/Opera singer fans in??

corelli

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Oh yes, I know, one is an old fart at an early stage. Just thought that I would share, though, a youtube video of my 3rd favorite baritone of all time (tenors are for girls). Robert Merrill. Here he sings from Rodgers & Hamerstein to Gunuod. Fantastic singing, in any event. The richness of his voice, to all you non philistines, is absolutely spectacular.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FauzdeUGeM&feature=rec-HM-r2]YouTube - Robert Merrill sings Rodgers & Gounod !!!!![/ame]
 


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And now for the female voice.
The wonderful Margaret Burke-Sheridan.
One of the last opera singers to whom the libretto actually meant something.
Most of the new divas could as well be singing the yellow pages.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNeQT5B-O5I&feature=related]YouTube - When he who adores thee.- Margaret Burke-Sheridan[/ame]
 

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Excellent, BTW I am lookin forward to hearing Plácido Domingo once a fabulous tenor (now changing his singing to baritone roles) as he ages
 

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Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill, the best version IMO

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdb94HbyRko]YouTube - Jussi Björling sings Pearl Fishers Duet with Robert Merrill[/ame]
 

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Excellent, BTW I am lookin forward to hearing Plácido Domingo once a fabulous tenor (now changing his singing to baritone roles) as he ages
Domingo was pleasant in his heyday, he was never "excellent" IMO. Pavarotti in the 60's and 70's, up to the early eighties, was absolutely STUNNING. He should have stopped singing about 15 years before he did though.
 

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I've been known to attend an opera for two. Saw Aida in Bregenz.
 
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Any Opera/Opera singer fans in??

Yeah, that song 'Barcelona' ain't bad :D
 

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:D

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmQoy8UOIkg&feature=fvste2]YouTube - Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona: Stereo[/ame]
 

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The oul Pav is great here I think anyway

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boBaYL8ZnrM]YouTube - Pavarotti - E lucevan le stelle[/ame]
 

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Does liking this count?!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOfC9LfR3PI]YouTube - Nessun Dorma (Pavarotti, NY 1980)[/ame]
 

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Philistines. There is only ONE, truly, explanatory recording of Pavarotti's youthful class. Recorded live at the MET in 1972. 9 High C's. Count them.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqZB6hqbTQ]YouTube - Luciano Pavarotti - Ah mes amis! (Live at the Met)[/ame]
 

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Oh yes, I know, one is an old fart at an early stage. Just thought that I would share, though, a youtube video of my 3rd favorite baritone of all time (tenors are for girls). Robert Merrill. Here he sings from Rodgers & Hamerstein to Gunuod. Fantastic singing, in any event. The richness of his voice, to all you non philistines, is absolutely spectacular.
Never too young nor too old to appreciate good music. One of mine below...

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKnR9VIK3MA&feature=related"]YouTube - Maria Callas -- CARMEN Prelude and Habanera by Bizet (1962)[/ame]
 

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Never too young nor too old to appreciate good music.
Corelli is seven.

Also, I love Carmen.

But here is my all time favourite piece of opera performed perfectly by the incredible Jessye Norman.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDXwDbUdtA]YouTube - Prelude and "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde 1/3[/ame]

Incredible.
 

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I feckin knew you would love Wagner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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