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Just imagine ed going to a gun show.

Or so he thinks.

Surprise!!! It's actually an impromptu street opera performance!!! :twisted:
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At least escape would be readily at hand.
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↑↑↑ That young lady is excellent!



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Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch (Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe]; 12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018),
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A bit of clipping when she lets go. :|
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Let's have a look at one of Vivaldi's last operas, Farnace, shall we?
Wikipedia wrote:Farnace is an opera by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, set to a libretto by Antonio Maria Lucchini initially set by Leonardo Vinci during 1724. Vivaldi's setting received its first performance in 1727 at the Teatro Sant'Angelo in Venice. Popular at the time, and revived with great success at the Sporck theater in Prague in 1730, Vivaldi's Farnace (RV 711) slipped into oblivion until the last quarter of the 20th century when it emerged from obscurity.

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If you've survived this far, the full Stück (yup, nearly three hours):



And don't call it "mood music"! :x
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Her voice is sublime.

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An aria by Barbara Strozzi from Venice:



One of the rare female composers. This is believed to be her portrait:

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The sound take is astonishingly good for a live performance.
00:07 Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto en sol mineur pour cordes RV 157
05:34 Georg Friedrich Händel: furie terribili (Rinaldo)
07:17 Georg Friedirch Händel: Piangeró la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare)
15:43 Antonio Vivaldi: Gelido in ogni vena (Farnace) [Cadenza at 20:54 ]
24:40 Ricardo Broschi: Son qual nave (Artaserse) [Cadenza at 32:00 ]
33:07 Antonio Vivaldi: Dopo un´ orrida procella (Griselda)
37:34 Georg Friedrich Händel: Lascia ch´io pianga (Almirena)
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Not gay in the slightest
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↑ Still that itch, ed? :mrgreen:



More Strozzi:
Barbara Strozzi L'amante segreto (voglio morire) Opus 2
Raquel Andueza - soprano
Jesus Fernandez Baena - tiorba
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He's good! :)

But that piece also reminded me why I sometimes hate Mozart and stick to baroque – all musical squiggles.
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Cutesy-poo imagery, but nice singing:

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