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Old 06-24-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Friends do ridicule friends.
Um, okay.
In my lexicon 'ridicule' is not interchangeable with tease.
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Worse yet, kids can be real cruel.
Of course they can.
And then they grow up.
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Im of the Woodstock era .
Ditto.
And then I grew up.
Certainly nobody should listen to music that grates on their ears.
But to avoid it because of being afraid of what other people think is just sad.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I don't know that it counts as opera...but I'm impressed with Carmina Burana.

So what if I don't understand the words being sung--it has SUCH power!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I was first exposed to Opera in Bugs Bunny cartoons and also by the great Dane Victor Borge



YouTube - Victor Borge - "A Mozart Opera"
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I don't know that it counts as opera...but I'm impressed with Carmina Burana.

So what if I don't understand the words being sung--it has SUCH power!
The " O fortuna" is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written in my opinion , seeing in concert is just amazing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5STsFV6wu6w
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Hilarious translation :



YouTube - O Fortuna Misheard lyrics

And a proper one :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Fortuna
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Right Here
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TRUE friends definitely DON'T ridicule friends. If you think they do, you might want to find new ones...but that's besides the point.

I know lots of people that enjoy opera WELL under the age of 60, but then again, I know a lot of opera singers and musicians.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I happen to enjoy opera and my favorite singer is Andre Bocelli . I adore his singing and he aint hard to look at either if you know what I mean . LOL !!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I don't know that it counts as opera...but I'm impressed with Carmina Burana.

So what if I don't understand the words being sung--it has SUCH power!
um... its actually a choral piece, but I love soo much too.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Taking opera and making it modern.......


East Village Opera Company


Another video:



A little more about them in this promo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z8EfeuetC0

Last edited by plannine; 06-30-2009 at 02:31 PM..
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:41 AM
 
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La Traviata. I'm very much a novice. I hope that we see more instinces of this type of music in popular culture: Operas being shown in movie theaters, and things like the fountains at the Bellagio.

I've always wondered why Letterman didn't have more Opera/Theater performances.

I get so tired of English speaking music, it's as if I've heard everything before. Sometimes on road trips I will listen to foreign language stations, and that has morphed into classical and opera. I want to get deeper into opera and golf this year.
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