Originally posted by hakimaMy father and I saw La Boeme (spelling?) some weeks back.
I love rock & roll and the blues...jazz and folk...but some days are purely operatic...today is one of those days...
I discovered this sweet gem of an arrangement of La Traviata. The staging is innovative and the vocals are evocative. Enjoy!
Originally posted by scacchipazzoI have seen/heard Traviata several times...once--live with the great Roberta Peters...The Traviata I posted is the best I have ever heard. I have tickets to see La Traviata again next month, but I am afraid it will pale in comparison...keeping my mind open.
Hakima, that is considered the current quintessential Traviata and Netrebko and Villazon magnificent.
Originally posted by scacchipazzoThank you for the reminder to keep my mind open...the most amazing things fall in when I do...
Always keep your mind open. Go and enjoy, suspend judgment/disbelief and immerse yourself the the glorious music, plain and simple. I'd rather go than stay home and as season ticket holder for last 25-26 years I have seen a goodly portion of the vast repertoire from all eras, genres, languages and love it all. I just wish I resided in a city like NY whe ...[text shortened]... with Verdi's greatest masterwork, Otello. Verdi and Boito (librettist) hit it out of the park!!!