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Opera sunf by customers and attendants at Waitrose supermarket, London

4 days, 3 hours ago

Placido Domingo's voice is so supple, plangent and cavernous at the tender age of 19 that it foreshadows his potential and eventual greatness. I hope you will enjoy his artistry as much as I do, he is one of the most unique and consequential artists of all the performing arts, not just opera, of all time.

Back up / mirror of a youtube upload, no copyright is claimed or owned, and, as this channel is not monetized nor will it ever be, I have no interest in running a video channel business. I share this upload because I am a big fan of Placido Domingo and very much enjoy sharing his beautiful voice, artistry and humanity with the world. When I find an example of him singing from his very early years, which such recordings are quite rare and getting more so, I endeavor to preserve a copy for historical, educational and archival purposes. If you wish to own a copy of this recording, I strongly urge you to visit StageDoorRecords.com. And I might add, you should go as soon as possible, because it has been my experience over the decades that if you don't snap up the retail sales copies fast, the vendor doesn't re-stock the original inventory and either hangs on to the copyright license without pressing more copies, or they allow it to expire.
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La voz de Plácido Domingo es tan flexible, plangente y cavernosa a la tierna edad de 19 años que presagia su potencial y eventual grandeza. Espero que disfruten de su arte tanto como yo, es uno de los artistas más únicos y consecuentes de todas las artes escénicas, no sólo de la ópera, de todos los tiempos.

Copia de seguridad / espejo de una subida a youtube, no se reclaman ni se poseen derechos de autor, y, como este canal no está monetizado ni lo estará nunca, no tengo ningún interés en dirigir un negocio de canales de vídeo. Comparto esta subida porque soy un gran fan de Plácido Domingo y disfruto mucho compartiendo su hermosa voz, su arte y su humanidad con el mundo. Cuando encuentro un ejemplo de él cantando desde sus primeros años, que tales grabaciones son bastante raras y cada vez más, me esfuerzo por preservar una copia para fines históricos, educativos y de archivo. Si desea poseer una copia de esta grabación, le recomiendo encarecidamente que visite StageDoorRecords.com. Y debo añadir que deberías ir lo antes posible, porque mi experiencia a lo largo de las décadas me ha enseñado que si no consigues rápidamente las copias de venta al por menor, el vendedor no reabastece el inventario original y se aferra a la licencia de derechos de autor sin presionar más copias, o permite que caduque.

1 month ago

An absolutely splendid recital with a sumptuous bill of fare with more than a few encores for a very pleased and appreciative audience. Ever the generous professional who clearly loves what he does, even when his instrument hits a brief rough patch, he soldiers on, gets past it and the public not only hangs in there with him, their standing ovation and thunderous applause demonstrate their admiration for his daring, resilience and endearing generosity. Domingo's voice is in its tenor ascendance, silky, umbrous, nutrient, plangent, allotrope, radiant, clarion and supple. Julius Rudel knew he was on to something special when Placido auditioned for him and time has proven him right. For the die-hard Carusians, Pavi Peeps and Krausistas, they will never concede and that's fine, we don't need them to. As 2008 BBC Music simply put to print what had already been true for many years, Placido Domingo is the Greatest Opera Artist of All Time. Take your time and enjoy his beautiful artistry.
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Un recital absolutamente espléndido con una suntuosa factura con más de unos cuantos bises para un público muy complacido y agradecido. Siempre el profesional generoso que claramente ama lo que hace, incluso cuando su instrumento pasa por un breve momento difícil, lo supera y el público no sólo se queda con él, su ovación y aplausos atronadores demuestran su admiración por su audacia, resistencia y entrañable generosidad. La voz de Domingo es en su ascenso de tenor, sedosa, umbra, nutriente, plangente, alótropa, radiante, clarín y ágil. Julius Rudel supo que estaba en algo especial cuando Plácido audicionó para él y el tiempo le dio la razón. Para los duros de morir los Carusianos, Pavi Peeps y Krausistas, nunca cederán y eso está bien, no necesitamos que lo hagan. Como 2008 BBC Music simplemente puso a la imprenta lo que ya era cierto desde hace muchos años, Plácido Domingo es el mayor artista de la ópera de todos los tiempos. Tómense su tiempo y disfruten de su hermoso arte.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

An absolutely splendid recital with a sumptuous bill of fare with more than a few encores for a very pleased and appreciative audience. Ever the generous professional who clearly loves what he does, even when his instrument hits a brief rough patch, he soldiers on, gets past it and the public not only hangs in there with him, their standing ovation and thunderous applause demonstrate their admiration for his daring, resilience and endearing generosity. Domingo's voice is in its tenor ascendance, silky, umbrous, nutrient, plangent, allotrope, radiant, clarion and supple. Julius Rudel knew he was on to something special when Placido auditioned for him and time has proven him right. For the die-hard Carusians, Pavi Peeps and Krausistas, they will never concede and that's fine, we don't need them to. As 2008 BBC Music simply put to print what had already been true for many years, Placido Domingo is the Greatest Opera Artist of All Time. Take your time and enjoy his beautiful artistry.
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Un recital absolutamente espléndido con una suntuosa factura con más de unos cuantos bises para un público muy complacido y agradecido. Siempre el profesional generoso que claramente ama lo que hace, incluso cuando su instrumento pasa por un breve momento difícil, lo supera y el público no sólo se queda con él, su ovación y aplausos atronadores demuestran su admiración por su audacia, resistencia y entrañable generosidad. La voz de Domingo es en su ascenso de tenor, sedosa, umbra, nutriente, plangente, alótropa, radiante, clarín y ágil. Julius Rudel supo que estaba en algo especial cuando Plácido audicionó para él y el tiempo le dio la razón. Para los duros de morir los Carusianos, Pavi Peeps y Krausistas, nunca cederán y eso está bien, no necesitamos que lo hagan. Como 2008 BBC Music simplemente puso a la imprenta lo que ya era cierto desde hace muchos años, Plácido Domingo es el mayor artista de la ópera de todos los tiempos. Tómense su tiempo y disfruten de su hermoso arte.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

A flight captain starts singing over the intercom and then he appears in the cabin. Eventually, a full opera is performed

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/a4ZxqEbnCBhF/
Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/gdvj1ZZ5BsLY/
Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ejIHpMMnrwIi/

Part 4 of the BBC presentation of the Opera North's concert performance of Wagner's RING CYCLE: Gotterdammerung.

LEARN MORE:
Richard Wagner's book on JUDAISM IN MUSIC: http://www.colchestercollection.com/titles/J/judaism-in-music.html
More books on the Arts, Entertainment, and the Media: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/arts.html

3 months, 1 week ago

Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/a4ZxqEbnCBhF/
Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/gdvj1ZZ5BsLY/

Part 3 of the BBC presentation of the Opera North's concert performance of Wagner's RING CYCLE: SIEGFRIED.

Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FWPPheOaN99C/

LEARN MORE:
Richard Wagner's book on JUDAISM IN MUSIC: http://www.colchestercollection.com/titles/J/judaism-in-music.html
More books on the Arts, Entertainment, and the Media: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/arts.html

4 months ago

A documentary from ca. 1980s about the greatest tenor to ever live. The camera follows the great opera artist as he lives and works over the course of a year. Discover more about the extraordinary Spaniard who was nearly born on the very stage of the Teatro de la Zarzuela where his parents performed nearly his entire life. A natural diplomat, eager to please, indefatigable, unnaturally tall for a tenor, romantically handsome (most especially for tenors), generous to a fault and a personally compassionate humanitarian. When BBC Music waited until 2008, a year after Pavarotti passed (RIP), to conduct a survey of classic music critics and other professionals in the field asking for their top twenty tenors lists, all the respondents listed the same name as number one: Plácido Domingo. Considering all the records he holds, all the young artists he helped launch their careers in opera, the now over 4000 stage performances mostly as a tenor, but now as a baritone, and millions and billions of people he has brought joy to with his supple, umbrous, plangent, allotrope, clarion, towering, gleamingly beautiful voice, I'd say they got it right.

As many others have noted, there is a visible line of demarcation in the history of opera: BP/AP - Before Plácido and After Plácido. Consider yourself lucky to be alive at the same time as a living legend, for they are exceedingly rare.

All four parts run a total of 1.5 hrs. Please Like, Subscribe, Share!
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Un documental de los años 80 sobre el mejor tenor que haya existido. La cámara sigue al gran artista de la ópera mientras vive y trabaja durante un año. Descubra más sobre el extraordinario español que casi nació en el mismo escenario del Teatro de la Zarzuela donde sus padres actuaron casi toda su vida. Un diplomático natural, deseoso de complacer, infatigable, antinaturalmente alto para un tenor, románticamente guapo (sobre todo para los tenores), generoso hasta la médula y personalmente compasivo y humanitario. Cuando BBC Music esperó hasta 2008, un año después de la muerte de Pavarotti (RIP), para llevar a cabo una encuesta entre los críticos de música clásica y otros profesionales en el campo pidiendo sus listas de los veinte mejores tenores, todos los encuestados pusieron el mismo nombre como número uno: Plácido Domingo. Considerando todos los registros que tiene, todos los jóvenes artistas a los que ayudó a lanzar sus carreras en la ópera, las ahora más de 4000 actuaciones en el escenario, la mayoría como tenor, pero ahora como barítono, y los millones y miles de millones de personas a las que ha llevado la alegría con su flexible, umbra, plangente, alótropo, clarín, altísima y brillantemente hermosa voz, yo diría que lo han hecho bien.

Como muchos otros han notado, hay una línea de demarcación visible en la historia de la ópera: BP/AP - Antes de Plácido y después de Plácido. Considérese afortunado de estar vivo al mismo tiempo que una leyenda viviente, ya que son extremadamente raros.

Las cuatro partes duran un total de 1,5 horas. Por favor da Gusta, Subscrir y Comparte!

4 months, 1 week ago

A documentary from ca. 1980s about the greatest tenor to ever live. The camera follows the great opera artist as he lives and works over the course of a year. Discover more about the extraordinary Spaniard who was nearly born on the very stage of the Teatro de la Zarzuela where his parents performed nearly his entire life. A natural diplomat, eager to please, indefatigable, unnaturally tall for a tenor, romantically handsome (most especially for tenors), generous to a fault and a personally compassionate humanitarian. When BBC Music waited until 2008, a year after Pavarotti passed (RIP), to conduct a survey of classic music critics and other professionals in the field asking for their top twenty tenors lists, all the respondents listed the same name as number one: Plácido Domingo. Considering all the records he holds, all the young artists he helped launch their careers in opera, the now over 4000 stage performances mostly as a tenor, but now as a baritone, and millions and billions of people he has brought joy to with his supple, umbrous, plangent, allotrope, clarion, towering, gleamingly beautiful voice, I'd say they got it right.

As many others have noted, there is a visible line of demarcation in the history of opera: BP/AP - Before Plácido and After Plácido. Consider yourself lucky to be alive at the same time as a living legend, for they are exceedingly rare.

All four parts run a total of 1.5 hrs. Please Like, Subscribe, Share!
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Un documental de los años 80 sobre el mejor tenor que haya existido. La cámara sigue al gran artista de la ópera mientras vive y trabaja durante un año. Descubra más sobre el extraordinario español que casi nació en el mismo escenario del Teatro de la Zarzuela donde sus padres actuaron casi toda su vida. Un diplomático natural, deseoso de complacer, infatigable, antinaturalmente alto para un tenor, románticamente guapo (sobre todo para los tenores), generoso hasta la médula y personalmente compasivo y humanitario. Cuando BBC Music esperó hasta 2008, un año después de la muerte de Pavarotti (RIP), para llevar a cabo una encuesta entre los críticos de música clásica y otros profesionales en el campo pidiendo sus listas de los veinte mejores tenores, todos los encuestados pusieron el mismo nombre como número uno: Plácido Domingo. Considerando todos los registros que tiene, todos los jóvenes artistas a los que ayudó a lanzar sus carreras en la ópera, las ahora más de 4000 actuaciones en el escenario, la mayoría como tenor, pero ahora como barítono, y los millones y miles de millones de personas a las que ha llevado la alegría con su flexible, umbra, plangente, alótropo, clarín, altísima y brillantemente hermosa voz, yo diría que lo han hecho bien.

Como muchos otros han notado, hay una línea de demarcación visible en la historia de la ópera: BP/AP - Antes de Plácido y después de Plácido. Considérese afortunado de estar vivo al mismo tiempo que una leyenda viviente, ya que son extremadamente raros.

Las cuatro partes duran un total de 1,5 horas. Por favor da Gusta, Subscrir y Comparte!

4 months, 1 week ago

A documentary from ca. 1980s about the greatest tenor to ever live. The camera follows the great opera artist as he lives and works over the course of a year. Discover more about the extraordinary Spaniard who was nearly born on the very stage of the Teatro de la Zarzuela where his parents performed nearly his entire life. A natural diplomat, eager to please, indefatigable, unnaturally tall for a tenor, romantically handsome (most especially for tenors), generous to a fault and a personally compassionate humanitarian. When BBC Music waited until 2008, a year after Pavarotti passed (RIP), to conduct a survey of classic music critics and other professionals in the field asking for their top twenty tenors lists, all the respondents listed the same name as number one: Plácido Domingo. Considering all the records he holds, all the young artists he helped launch their careers in opera, the now over 4000 stage performances mostly as a tenor, but now as a baritone, and millions and billions of people he has brought joy to with his supple, umbrous, plangent, allotrope, clarion, towering, gleamingly beautiful voice, I'd say they got it right.

As many others have noted, there is a visible line of demarcation in the history of opera: BP/AP - Before Plácido and After Plácido. Consider yourself lucky to be alive at the same time as a living legend, for they are exceedingly rare.

All four parts run a total of 1.5 hrs.
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Un documental de los años 80 sobre el mejor tenor que haya existido. La cámara sigue al gran artista de la ópera mientras vive y trabaja durante un año. Descubra más sobre el extraordinario español que casi nació en el mismo escenario del Teatro de la Zarzuela donde sus padres actuaron casi toda su vida. Un diplomático natural, deseoso de complacer, infatigable, antinaturalmente alto para un tenor, románticamente guapo (sobre todo para los tenores), generoso hasta la médula y personalmente compasivo y humanitario. Cuando BBC Music esperó hasta 2008, un año después de la muerte de Pavarotti (RIP), para llevar a cabo una encuesta entre los críticos de música clásica y otros profesionales en el campo pidiendo sus listas de los veinte mejores tenores, todos los encuestados pusieron el mismo nombre como número uno: Plácido Domingo. Considerando todos los registros que tiene, todos los jóvenes artistas a los que ayudó a lanzar sus carreras en la ópera, las ahora más de 4000 actuaciones en el escenario, la mayoría como tenor, pero ahora como barítono, y los millones y miles de millones de personas a las que ha llevado la alegría con su flexible, umbra, plangente, alótropo, clarín, altísima y brillantemente hermosa voz, yo diría que lo han hecho bien.

Como muchos otros han notado, hay una línea de demarcación visible en la historia de la ópera: BP/AP - Antes de Plácido y después de Plácido. Considérese afortunado de estar vivo al mismo tiempo que una leyenda viviente, ya que son extremadamente raros.

Las cuatro partes duran un total de 1,5 horas.

4 months, 1 week ago

A documentary from ca. 1980s about the greatest tenor to ever live. The camera follows the great opera artist as he lives and works over the course of a year. Discover more about the extraordinary Spaniard who was nearly born on the very stage of the Teatro de la Zarzuela where his parents performed nearly his entire life. A natural diplomat, eager to please, indefatigable, unnaturally tall for a tenor, romantically handsome (most especially for tenors), generous to a fault and a personally compassionate humanitarian. When BBC Music waited until 2008, a year after Pavarotti passed (RIP), to conduct a survey of classic music critics and other professionals in the field asking for their top twenty tenors lists, all the respondents listed the same name as number one: Plácido Domingo. Considering all the records he holds, all the young artists he helped launch their careers in opera, the now over 4000 stage performances mostly as a tenor, but now as a baritone, and millions and billions of people he has brought joy to with his supple, umbrous, plangent, allotrope, clarion, towering, gleamingly beautiful voice, I'd say they got it right.

As many others have noted, there is a visible line of demarcation in the history of opera: BP/AP - Before Plácido and After Plácido. Consider yourself lucky to be alive at the same time as a living legend, for they are exceedingly rare.

All four parts run a total of 1.5 hrs.
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Un documental de los años 80 sobre el mejor tenor que haya existido. La cámara sigue al gran artista de la ópera mientras vive y trabaja durante un año. Descubra más sobre el extraordinario español que casi nació en el mismo escenario del Teatro de la Zarzuela donde sus padres actuaron casi toda su vida. Un diplomático natural, deseoso de complacer, infatigable, antinaturalmente alto para un tenor, románticamente guapo (sobre todo para los tenores), generoso hasta la médula y personalmente compasivo y humanitario. Cuando BBC Music esperó hasta 2008, un año después de la muerte de Pavarotti (RIP), para llevar a cabo una encuesta entre los críticos de música clásica y otros profesionales en el campo pidiendo sus listas de los veinte mejores tenores, todos los encuestados pusieron el mismo nombre como número uno: Plácido Domingo. Considerando todos los registros que tiene, todos los jóvenes artistas a los que ayudó a lanzar sus carreras en la ópera, las ahora más de 4000 actuaciones en el escenario, la mayoría como tenor, pero ahora como barítono, y los millones y miles de millones de personas a las que ha llevado la alegría con su flexible, umbra, plangente, alótropo, clarín, altísima y brillantemente hermosa voz, yo diría que lo han hecho bien.

Como muchos otros han notado, hay una línea de demarcación visible en la historia de la ópera: BP/AP - Antes de Plácido y después de Plácido. Considérese afortunado de estar vivo al mismo tiempo que una leyenda viviente, ya que son extremadamente raros.

Las cuatro partes duran un total de 1,5 horas.

4 months, 1 week ago

El gran tenor mas mas de todos por todo tiempo canta este monologo muy, muy dificil de Enee, con poder y pasion, llegando al punta de aguila. Que barbaro. En frances.

1983 Les Troyens, opera grande frances, (5 actos, pero este produccion es de 4 actos) NYC, James Levine dirige. Proporcionado con fines educativos e históricos, no se pretende violar los derechos de autor, pero no soy abogado. Esta cuenta no está monetizada ni lo estará nunca. Simplemente deseo compartir una parte del DVD que poseo de esta ópera para la edificación de los amantes de la música y el arte en todo el mundo. Sé por experiencia personal y profesional que compartir la muestra completa del aria será lo más efectivo para inspirar a los espectadores a comprar el DVD/MP4. Recomiendo Presto Classical (no afiliado).
Para más información histórica, enlace wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Troyens
Enlace del libreto: https://www.opera-arias.com/berlioz/les-troyens/libretto/

4 months, 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful, moving and poignant arias ever composed. Rendered even more beautiful in the ethereal and shimmeringly radiant voices of the greatest of all time tenor Plácido Domingo, and the divine mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos. It is our good fortune that this performance was committed to a durable document so that many generations may be graced with its timeless magnificence. I'm confident Hector Berlioz, the composer, would heartily approve. If more humans were raised on opera like this, on a steady diet of classical music at a minimum, we'd have much less of the insanity that seems popular in our culture of late.

FYI: 1983 Les Troyens, French grand opera, 5 Acts (though this production is 4 Acts), live stage performance, NYC, James Levine conductor. Provided for educational and historical purposes only, no copyright infringement intended but I'm no lawyer. This account is not monetized nor will it ever be. I simply wish to share a portion of the DVD I own of this opera for the edification of music and art lovers around the world. I know from personal and professional experience that sharing the entire sample of the duet will be the most effective at inspiring viewers to buy the DVD/MP4. I recommend Presto Classical (unaffiliated).
For more historical info, wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Troyens
Libretto link: https://www.opera-arias.com/berlioz/les-troyens/libretto/

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/a4ZxqEbnCBhF/

Part 2 of the BBC presentation of the Opera North's concert performance of Wagner's RING CYCLE: DIE WALKURE.

Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ejIHpMMnrwIi/
Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FWPPheOaN99C/

LEARN MORE:
Richard Wagner's book on JUDAISM IN MUSIC: http://www.colchestercollection.com/titles/J/judaism-in-music.html
More books on the Arts, Entertainment, and the Media: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/arts.html

5 months ago

Hermann Prey, Mirella Freni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kiri Te Kanawa.
Conductor Karl Böhm with Wiener Philharmoniker orchestra

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Le nozze di Figaro (English: The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.
It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro ("The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro"), which was first performed in 1784.

It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity.

The opera is a cornerstone of the repertoire and appears consistently among the top ten in the Operabase list of most frequently performed operas.

Le Nozze di Figaro: Act III - Act IV: https://www.bitchute.com/video/0SCfTkUmtfao/

Cast & Crew:
Hermann Prey as Figaro
Mirella Freni as Sussana
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Il Conte di Almaviva
Kiri Te Kanawa as La Contessa di Almaviva
Maria Ewing as Cherubino
Paolo Montarsolo as Bartolo
Heather Begg as Marcellina
John van Kesteren as Basilio
Hans Kraemmer as Antonio
Janet Perry as Barbarina
Willy Caron as Don Curzio

Conductor: Karl Böhm
Wiener Philharmoniker
Produced by Fritz Buttenstedt
Cinematography by Ernst Wild
Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Libretto - English Translation: https://www.opera-arias.com/mozart/le-nozze-di-figaro/libretto/english/

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Part 1 of the BBC presentation of the Opera North's concert performance of Wagners RING CYCLE: DAS RHEINGOLD.

Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/gdvj1ZZ5BsLY/
Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ejIHpMMnrwIi/
Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FWPPheOaN99C/

LEARN MORE:
Richard Wagner's book on JUDAISM IN MUSIC: http://www.colchestercollection.com/titles/J/judaism-in-music.html
More books on the Arts, Entertainment, and the Media: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/arts.html

6 months, 1 week ago

Montserrat Caballé, Renato Bruson, Giacomo Aragall, Grace Bumbry, Paolo Coni, Simon Estes from the Ancient Roman Theatre of Orange.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Joseph Méry, and Camille du Locle. Translated into Italian by A. Ghislanzoni.
Premiere: French version in five acts: 11 March 1867, Paris
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
l'Orchestra National de France
Conductor: Thoma Fulton

Don Carlos is a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French language libretto by Camille du Locle and Joseph Méry, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien ("Don Carlos, Infante of Spain") by Friedrich Schiller. The opera is most often performed in Italian translation, usually under the title Don Carlo. The story is based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545-1568), after his betrothed Elisabeth of Valois was married instead to his father Philip II of Spain as part of the peace treaty ending the Italian War of 1551-1559 between the Houses of Habsburg and Valois. It was commissioned and produced by the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra (Paris Opera) and premiered at the company's theatre, the Salle Le Peletier, on 11 March 1867. Over the following twenty years, cuts and additions were made to the opera, resulting in a number of versions being available to directors and conductors. No other Verdi opera exists in so many versions. At its full-length (including the ballet and the cuts made before the first performance), it contains about four hours of music and is Verdi's longest opera.

Libretto: https://www.opera-arias.com/verdi/don-carlo/libretto/
Don Carlo Synopsis: https://www.opera-arias.com/verdi/don-carlo/synopsis/

6 months, 4 weeks ago

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7 months, 3 weeks ago

A 2010 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Antonio Pappano.

The final episode is devoted to Puccini, the worthy successor to Verdi. Puccini's operas are cinematic in their scale with ravishing, passionate and clever music, as he took Italian opera into the 20th century. Pappano looks at five of Puccini's most popular operas - La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot. He travels to Rome to meet stage director Franco Zeffirelli and talk about Puccini and Zeffirelli's famous production of Turandot.

Pappano also talks to one of the great Puccini interpreters, the soprano Renata Scotto, about the composer, Madame Butterfly and the role of Mimi in La Boheme. Also featured are soprano Angela Gheorghiu, tenors Jonas Kaufmann and Roberto Alagna and baritone Sir Thomas Allen.

7 months, 3 weeks ago

A 2010 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Antonio Pappano.

The second episode focuses on Verdi, whose operas are central to Pappano's conducting repertoire and the backbone of the international opera scene. It shows how Verdi's music was influenced by composers such as Bellini and particularly Donizetti, whose gothic masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor is explored with the help of soprano Diana Damrau. Pappano looks at six of Verdi's most famous works - Nabucco, Rigoletto, Don Carlo, Otello, Falstaff and La Traviata, the last of which Pappano rehearses and conducts at the Royal Opera House with the starry cast of Renee Fleming, Joseph Calleja and Thomas Hampson.

Pappano travels to Le Roncole in northern Italy where Verdi was born amidst a turbulent political environment, and politics became a major influence on Verdi's operas in later life. He conducts Va Pensiero from Nabucco at a vast open-air concert in Naples, a chorus which was to become a powerful symbol of political unity for the Italian people.

Episode 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/6UtyVLVHUndQ/

7 months, 3 weeks ago

A 2010 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Antonio Pappano.

Three-part series tracing the history of Italian opera presented by Antonio Pappano, world-renowned conductor and music director at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The series features sumptuous music, stunning Italian locations and some of the biggest names in opera as contributors.

In the first programme, Pappano takes a whistle-stop tour of the beginnings of opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini. He also looks at the works of two non-Italian composers, Handel and Mozart, both of whom were pivotal in the development of the art form. Along the way he enlists the help of some of the world's greatest singers - Juan Diego Florez, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Sarah Connolly and Pietro Spagnoli.

Episode 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/6gBdm0hs31zu/

7 months, 3 weeks ago

A 2015 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Amanda Vickery and Tom Service.
(This is a re-upload because the other one stopped playing)

La traviata is one of the world's most popular operas. Its arias are instantly recognisable and have become staples for opera houses across the globe. Yet at its London premiere in 1856, La traviata was denounced for bringing 'the poetry of the brothel' to the stage and unleashing uncomfortable truths on Victorian society. Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story behind the opera's first night in London and its scandalous heroine, the courtesan Violetta Valéry, whose dramatic life and tragic death were based on real-life characters and events.

Tom and Amanda's journey goes from the luxury of the Parisian demi-monde to the teeming streets of Victorian London, where prostitution was seen as a threat to society itself. Amanda explores the story of Marie Duplessis, a highly-prized courtesan whose life inspired the play on which the opera was based, whilst Tom discovers how Verdi, on a visit to Paris with his mistress soprano Giuseppina Strepponi, seized this risqué story for the subject of his new masterpiece.

Together, Amanda and Tom follow the opera's journey to London and examine how its incendiary premiere marked a historic moment in which art confronted reality, redefining the role of the opera diva forever. Scenes from Verdi's masterpiece have been specially recreated for the film alongside location photography in Venice, Milan, Paris and London.

Personal note: They could've picked a better soprano playing Violetta. However, the documentary is good.

8 months ago

A 2010 BBC Arts/Food Documentary hosted by Rick Stein.

What do the spirited and robust scores of Italian opera and the infinite joys of the country’s food have in common? Chef Rick Stein heads to Italy to find out. In this colourful special, top chef Rick Stein takes a lighthearted look at the role that food played in the creation of Italian opera and shows how music and food are intrinsically linked in Italy. He draws parallels between cooking and composing, noting how both involve the skilful combination of ingredients and how they share the common purpose of bringing pleasure to many and lifting the human spirit. Rick also explains why he thinks the music of three great Italian composers – Verdi, Puccini and Rossini – is connected to the food of the regions where they lived and worked.

All were passionate about the delights of the dining table. Puccini loved the simple dishes from his native Tuscany, Verdi had his own farm, and many extravagant dishes are named after notorious gourmand Rossini. Travelling the trattorias of northern Italy and talking to academics, singers and conductors, Rick uncovers the deep relationship between creativity and convivial cuisine.

8 months ago

Composer: Giacomo Antonio Puccini
Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica
Premiere: 14 January 1900, Rome (Teatro Costanzi)
Language: Italian

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy.

According to the libretto, the action of Tosca occurs in Rome in June 1800. Sardou, in his play, dates it more precisely; La Tosca takes place in the afternoon, evening, and early morning of 17 and 18 June 1800. This production is performed in the actual Roman settings and times of the day as described in the libretto. It was originally broadcast live in three parts - each part corresponding to each act, each act performed and broadcast from the actual building in which that act takes place in the plot, and at the exact time of day the action in the particular act occurs. None of it was filmed on sets especially built for the production. To accomplish this unheard-of feat, the singers were outfitted with tiny, nearly invisible radio transmitters plugged in their ears, which enabled them to hear the orchestra playing the accompaniments in the studio as the singers actually sang live in their respective locations.

Synopsis:
Rome, June 1800. Floria Tosca is a celebrated opera singer, better known as La Tosca. Her lover is Mario Cavaradossi, a young artist and Bonapartist sympathizer. When the latter helps Cesare Angelotti, former consul of the Roman Republic and now an escaped political prisoner, to escape from prison and hides him in his villa, he antagonizes Baron Scarpia, the ruthless chief of police, who mistrusts the painter, and believes him complicit in Angelotti's escape. Scarpia also desires Tosca and wants to possess her.

Tosca Libretto: https://www.opera-arias.com/puccini/tosca/libretto/
English Translation: https://www.opera-arias.com/puccini/tosca/libretto/english/

Cast:
Catherine Malfitano: Floria Tosca
Plácido Domingo: Mario Cavaradossi
Ruggero Raimondi: Il Barone Scarpia

Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della RAI
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

Directed by Biran Large, Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro, Art Direction by Aldo Terlizzi, Produced by Andrea Andermann and Rada Rassimov.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105625/

8 months, 1 week ago

A 2011 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Antonio Pappano.

Antonio Pappano takes an in-depth look at one of the most famous and dramatic of all operas - Puccini's Tosca. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the recent production of Tosca by the Royal Opera House conducted by Pappano and starring some of the hottest names on the opera stage today - Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel and Jonas Kaufmann.

Pappano examines the drama and musical language of Tosca and explores Puccini's creative genius in producing one of the greatest of theatrical experiences.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

A 2013 BBC Arts Documentary hosted by Rolando Villazón.

Tenor Rolando Villazón reveals an insider's view on performing music by one of the greatest opera composers, Giuseppe Verdi, who celebrates his bicentenary in 2013. By looking at some of Verdi's most well-known works including the operas Macbeth, Rigoletto, La Traviata, as well as his Requiem, Villazón shares his unique and passionate insight on Verdi's consummate skill - how he constructed dramatic episodes of searing reality, as well as the historical context in which the operas are set.

Along with interviews with some of the world's leading Verdi singers, conductors and theatre directors, Villazón tells us why he thinks Verdi is a genius.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Production Design and Opera Stage Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Performers and characters:
Maria Callas: Soprano / Tosca
Renato Cioni: Cavaradossi
Tito Gobbi: Scarpia
Robert Bowman: Spoletta
Dennis Wicks: Sciarrone
The Orchestra and Chorus: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Conductor: Carlo Felice Cillario

Composer: Giacomo Antonio Puccini
Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica
Premiere: 14 January 1900, Rome (Teatro Costanzi)
Language: Italian

The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy.

Place: Rome
Time: 17 & 18 June 1800

Synopsis - ACT II: Scarpia's apartment in the Villa Farnese
That night Scarpia eats his supper as he waits for his agents to bring in Angelotti. He sends a note inviting Tosca to visit him after the victory cantata. He is furious when his agent Spoletta confesses that they had found no trace of Angelotti, but mollified when he learns that they have arrested Cavaradossi because of his suspicious behavior. Cavaradossi defies Scarpia and denies knowing anything about Angelotti, so Scarpia orders his interrogation - using any means necessary. He is unsuccessful in his attempt to trick Tosca into revealing Angelotti's whereabouts, but she is unable to resist Cavaradossi's cries of pain as he is tortured, and gives the information. Cavaradossi reproaches her bitterly. When news is brought that Napoleon had after all been victorious at Marengo, he exultantly taunts Scarpia, who orders his immediate execution. At first Scarpia turns a deaf ear to Tosca's pleas for mercy, but then reveals that the price for Cavaradossi's life is Tosca herself. In despair, she sees no way out, despite her revulsion, which only makes her more desirable in Scarpia's eyes. In her presence he gives the orders for a fake execution, expressing himself in such a way that it is clear to Spoletta, but not to Tosca, that the execution is in fact to be real. She demands a safe-conduct for herself and Cavaradossi, so that they can leave Rome for ever. As he writes it, she notices a knife on the table, and as Scarpia prepares to embrace her, she stabs him.

Tosca Libretto: https://www.opera-arias.com/puccini/tosca/libretto/
English Translation: https://www.opera-arias.com/puccini/tosca/libretto/english/

9 months ago

Opera: Rigoletto
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Premiere: 11 March 1851, Venice (La Fenice)
Language: Italian

Rigoletto Synopsis - ACT II: A room in the duke's palace.
Like Rigoletto, the duke had gone back to the house to find Gilda gone. His concern for her convinces him that this time he is really in love. The courtiers describe their exploit to him and he soon realises it is Gilda they have carried off, and rushes to comfort her with the revelation of his true identity. When Rigoletto comes in search of Gilda, the courtiers feign indifference. Realising that she is with the duke he first abuses the courtiers, then begs them to restore his daughter. As she emerges in a state of disarray from the duke's bedroom, he orders the courtiers to leave. Gilda tells him about the young man at church and about how she had been abducted, though making no reference to what has occurred just now. Rigoletto comforts her and promises they will leave Mantua. Monterone, led by on his way to prison, laments that the duke is still untouched by his curse. Rigoletto swears that Monterone will be avenged by him, as Gilda pleads in vain for mercy.

1. Quartet: Povero Rigoletto
Role(s): Rigoletto / Duke of Mantua / Sparafucile / Marullo
Voice(s): Baritone / Tenor / Bass / Baritone

2. Aria: Cortigiani vil razza dannata
Role(s): Rigoletto
Voice(s): Baritone

3. Recitative: Mio padre Dio mia Gilda!
Role(s): Gilda / Rigoletto
Voice(s): Soprano / Baritone

4. Aria: Tutte le feste al tempio
Role(s): Gilda
Voice(s): Soprano

Rigoletto Libretto: https://www.opera-arias.com/verdi/rigoletto/libretto/
English Translation: https://www.opera-arias.com/verdi/rigoletto/libretto/english/

9 months ago

The Barber of Seville (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia) is a 1947 Italian opera film directed by Mario Costa and starring Ferruccio Tagliavini, Tito Gobbi and Nelly Corradi. It is an adaptation of Gioachino Rossini's 1816 opera The Barber of Seville.

The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775), which was originally an opéra comique, or a mixture of spoken play with music. The première (under the title Almaviva, or the Futile Precaution) took place on 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.

Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all opere buffe; even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness.

Rossini's opera recounts the events of the first of the three plays by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais that revolve around the clever and enterprising character named Figaro, the barber of the title. Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, composed 30 years earlier in 1786, is based on the second part of the Beaumarchais trilogy.

Place: Seville, Spain
Time: 18th century

Performers and characters:
Ferruccio Tagliavini: Conte d'Almaviva
Tito Gobbi: Figaro
Nelly Corradi: Rosina
Vito De Taranto: don Bartolo
Italo Tajo: Don Basilio
Natalia Nicolini: Berta
Nino Mazziotti: Fiorello
The Orchestra and Chorus: Teatro dell"Opera di Roma
Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli

Il Barbiere di Siviglia Libretto: https://www.opera-arias.com/rossini/il-barbiere-di-siviglia/libretto/
English Translation: https://www.opera-arias.com/rossini/il-barbiere-di-siviglia/libretto/english/

9 months ago

A 2017 Documentary Film written and directed by Tom Volf.

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Fanny Ardant: voice
Joyce DiDonato: María Callas/Narration (voice)
Maria Callas: Herself (archive footage)
Aristotle Onassis: Himself (archive footage)
Vittorio De Sica: Himself (archive footage)
Pier Paolo Pasolini: Himself (archive footage)
Luchino Visconti: Himself (archive footage)
Omar Sharif: Himself (archive footage)

Rest of cast listed here:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7364566/

9 months ago

In the Eye of the Ring is a documentary film about Richard Wagner's operatic masterpiece The Ring Cycle.

LEARN MORE:
Read Wagner's book on the Jewish takeover of theater and music, JUDAISM AND MUSIC: http://www.colchestercollection.com/titles/J/judaism-in-music.html
Find more books about the Arts and Entertainment: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/arts.html
Find more books on European Culture and Heritage: http://www.colchestercollection.com/subjects/white-identity.html

10 months, 1 week ago

Originally published August 4, 2018 on Counter-Currents/North American New Right. Re-published September 6, 2019 on Counter-Currents TV (https://www.bitchute.com/channel/counter-currentstv/).

Related article, discussion, and/or transcript at: https://www.counter-currents.com/2018/08/i-saw-the-world-end/

More from Counter-Currents: https://www.counter-currents.com/
Support us: https://www.counter-currents.com/donations/support-counter-currents/

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10 months, 1 week ago

Originally published August 28, 2018 on Counter-Currents/North American New Right. Re-published September 6, 2019 on Counter-Currents TV (https://www.bitchute.com/channel/counter-currentstv/).

Related article, discussion, and/or transcript at: https://www.counter-currents.com/2018/08/boomer-bayreuth/

More from Counter-Currents: https://www.counter-currents.com/
Support us: https://www.counter-currents.com/donations/support-counter-currents/

This video was previously published on the original CounterCurrentsTV YouTube channel, which was banned in June 2019. Fortunately, a viewer had made a backup using youtube-dl (https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html), and the channel contents were later restored to BitChute using https://gitlab.com/l-hex/bitchute-cli.

10 months, 1 week ago

Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson on Italian emotions.

Archival purposes only, original source: Dragged Across Concrete.

10 months, 1 week ago

The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791.
Recording made on period instruments, at the Salzburg Festival.

Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro), Bernard Richter (Tamino), Mandy Fredrich (Queen of Night), Julia Kleiter (Pamina), Markus Werba (Papageno), Rudolf Schasching (Monostatos), Martin Gantner (Speaker), Elisabeth Schwarz (Papagena), Sandra Trattnigg (First Lady), Anja Schlosser (Second Lady), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Third Lady), Members of the Tölzer Knaben (Three Boys), Lucian Krasznec (First Man in Armour/First Priest), Andreas Hörl (Second Man in Armour)
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
Jens-Daniel Herzog (director)

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (All Women Do It, or The School for Lovers), K. 588, is an opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performed on 26 January 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Gundula Janowitz (Fiordiligi),
Christa Ludwig (Dorabella),
Luigi Alva (Ferrando),
Hermann Prey (Guglielmo),
Olivera Miljakovic (Despina),
Walter Berry (Don Alfonso)
Vienna Philharmonic Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Karl Böhm
Director: Vaclav Kaslik

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Don Giovanni K. 527 (Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered in 1787.

Stars: Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Anna Prohaska, Peter Mattei, Kwangchul Youn
La Scala Theater Chorus & Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Director: Robert Carsen

10 months, 3 weeks ago

The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, is a comic opera in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Recorded at the Salzburg Festival, 2015.

Luca Pisaroni - Il Conte d'Almaviva
Anett Fritsch - La Contessa d'Almaviva
Adam Plachetka - Figaro
Margarita Gritskova - Cherubino
Ann Murray - Marcellina
Carlos Chausson - Il Dottor Bartolo
Christina Gansch - Barbarina
Erik Anstine - Antonio
Martina Janková - Susanna
Paul Schweinester - Don Basilio
Franz Supper - Don Curzio
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Dan Ettinger
Stage Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf

10 months, 3 weeks ago

https://www.sendspace.com/file/ccw83q

This beautiful (short) vid was made out of complete boredom, but coincidentally, I finished it in time for April 2nd: Jke130's Birthday!!! So this video's for her :). I don't own any of the movies or song.

Enjoy!!

1 year ago

©2013
Originally uploaded 6/14/2014
This was my "community theater" entry for the DuckTales Remastered theme song singing competition held by Capcom. After the success of Opera Knishes I figured I would try to replicate that success by writing a classical rendition of the theme and it paid off, netting me a DuckTales Remastered press kit! "Thanks Capcom!"

1 year, 11 months ago