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Opera Meme

There's a little movement afoot to post favourite opera moments (via anghara and sartorias

I would not describe myself as an "opera fan" per se, but I can be moved by exquisite music with the best of them. So, without further ado, my greatest hits.

"Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" from Catalina's La Wally I am a movie fan, through and through, and this is an amazing movie, but also one of the most spine-chillingly beautiful operatic arias.



Those, who, like me, grew up listening to the CBC may remember Clive Gilmour and "Gilmour's Albums" on Sunday mornings. This was one of the highlights: the "pearl fishers" duet sung by Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill.



Saving the best for last, this is not strictly Opera, but represents my own taste in vocal music: Bach oratorios. And here is one the the most purely exquisite arias from Bach's Matthew Passion. Enjoy.

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asakiyume
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Diva's one of my favorite movies, and I love her singing in it.
sartorias
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Love all three of these!
anghara
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. Exquisite.
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