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Geminiano Giacomelli, Sposa non mi conosci (thieved by Vivaldi), sung by Cecilia Bartoli:

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Some creepy religious music! :twisted:

Nice chicks, good recording, strange conductor. And I can't forget that Pergolesi died at age 26…
(Complete version, but listen at least to the first part, worth 4 – 5 min of your life.)

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    A bit of Bartok? The Fifth Door - Bluebeard's Castle. Not the best sound...
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    Every so often I like to go to broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera at my local movie house. When I do this, I mentally play a game called "The Opera if I Ignoring Subtitles", where I make my own story based only on what I see. I did this today with the opera Iolanta...

    The story opens with a woman in a cube. There are maids tidying up the cube and she is conversing with them. Then we see a creepy old man with a hatchet, probably the serial killer who locked her in the cube, sitting outside. He ends up talking to Steve Buscemi and Kevin Smith who are on the way to a costume party dressed as an SS officer and a priest respectively. The serial killer lets Steve and Kevin see Cubegirl and they get into an argument which ends with Kevin Smith walking out and Steve Buscemi kind of upset and monologuing for a while.

    Then Rowdy Roddy Piper and his best buddy Bowtie McPuffycoat show up. They talk and catch a glimpse of Cubegirl. Rowdy Roddy Piper wants none of this, he doesn't get involved with strange women in cubes but Bowtie McPuffycoat isn't a pro wrestler and can't afford to be as picky, so he enters the cube, has a few drinks and professes his undying love to Cubegirl. This flusters her so much she knocks over her floral arrangment.
    Suddenly, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Smith and the serial killer show up with a bunch of maids in tow (I think the serial killer runs a cult composed entirely of maids, I dunno), He argues with Steve Buscemi for a while (Steve agrees with Rowdy Roddy Piper that getting involved with strange cubegirls is kind of odd, but is nice enough to talk McPuffycoat out of it). Eventually Kevin Smith gets bored and goes to play Blind Man's Bluff with Cubegirl.

    Oddly turned on by playing Blind Man's Bluff with Kevin Smith, Cubegirl puts on a dress, makes everyone else dress in white (except for Steve Buscemi, who has a frankly creepy attachment to his SS officer costume) and they get married. The End
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    Perhaps you'll be amused/interested by this neo-baroque interpretation of Rameau's Les Indes galantes (singing starts at ~ 1:57):

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    For the historical details:
    Wikipedia wrote:On 25 November 1725, after French settlers in Illinois sent Chief Agapit Chicagou of the Metchigamea and five other chiefs to Paris, they met with Louis XV, and Chicagou had a letter read pledging allegiance to the crown. They later danced three kinds of dances in the Théâtre-Italien , inspiring Rameau to compose his rondeau Les Sauvages.
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    bindeweede wrote:But "gay" is simply so jolly
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    Referring back to the first post, this is an aria from Korngold's first opera, written when he was only 16, apparently. An early recording by the wonderful Gundula Janowitz. Embedding does not work, but the link does.

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    Alan Curtis bit the dust.

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    They enjoyed his top C's so much, he had to sing the aria twice.

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    I had a very mixed reaction to that. His high notes were clear enough. But in the more rapid passaggio, he missed more notes than he hit--both times. For those he actually hit, he scooped up to them from flat--insufficient diaphragm support. Cringeworthy.
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    It's not an opera, and not a clip, but should have a very soothing effect. (Hey, it's nearly – depending on where you are – Monday, right?) Excellent interpretation, IMO.

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    (If you're interested in the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGVUTV8 ... tml5=False)
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    Duetto buffo di due gatti


    (The pianist appearing at the end seems a bit uneasy with the two big-mouthed ladies…)
    Wikipedia wrote:While the piece is typically attributed to Gioachino Rossini, it was not actually written by him, but is instead a compilation written in 1825 that draws principally on his 1816 opera, Otello. Hubert Hunt putatively claims that the compiler was Robert Lucas de Pearsall, who for this purpose adopted the pseudonym "G. Berthold".
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    Opera in the wild:
    The place: A produce market in Valencia, Spain. The day: Just a day like any other. But then suddenly Verdi's La traviata booms out over the speakers, and opera singers, initially masquerading as shopkeepers, take center stage. Stick with it until the end. The customer reaction is precious.
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    The new generation is at it:

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    And they don't even turn the score's pages anymore! :roll: :roll:
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    Witness wrote: Sun May 24, 2015 12:23 am Perhaps you'll be amused/interested by this neo-baroque interpretation of Rameau's Les Indes galantes (singing starts at ~ 1:57):

    [youtube]3zegtH-acXE[/youtube]

    For the historical details:
    Wikipedia wrote:On 25 November 1725, after French settlers in Illinois sent Chief Agapit Chicagou of the Metchigamea and five other chiefs to Paris, they met with Louis XV, and Chicagou had a letter read pledging allegiance to the crown. They later danced three kinds of dances in the Théâtre-Italien , inspiring Rameau to compose his rondeau Les Sauvages.
    Or ... perhaps not.


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