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I Like Opera

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    Carmen And Butterfly Are My Favorites - I guess that how I feel about women makes those no surprise. LOLIn the beginning I didn't really care for classical vocal music, I have got...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Wagner - I've recently become obsessed with Richard Wagner and can't stop listening to the Die Walküre section of Der Ring des Nibelungen I only know a little German but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    What Opera Means To Me - I do not read music or play and instrument but have participated in musical productions,Opera for me involves not just beautiful arias and music from...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Another Childhood Memory -   Of my father and the music i heard as a child,my father would close his eyes and sit there like in a dream listening to this.I can understand why...
    sunnydisposition sunnydisposition 51-55, M Nov 30, 2010

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    Un Bel Di, Vedremo (cio-cio San Aria From Madame Butterfly) - The anguish of the separation, the pain of the loss and the hope of the reunion. She cries, but she does not lose the...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    An Enchanting Beginning - My primary/elementary school organized an opera club for around 5-12 students. I signed up after hearing about the club through choir practice.. I think...
    fiorabelle fiorabelle 22-25, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    The Night To Remember! - I was turned onto the Opera around thirteen years old. I fortunately befreinded a girl with well off parents (ones that liked me might I add). They often...
    gypsofbabylon gypsofbabylon 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    Time to Say Goodbyeeeee - I love that song by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. It's gorgeous. I love Opera. I used to sing in a choir, and when I did I used to be able to nail...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F Aug 15, 2008

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    Intimidated By One Though - I love opera, but I must confess that Wagner scares me (Das Ring der Niebelungen) I think I spelled it right... Anything that lasts as long as a cricket...
    KatieJane KatieJane 36-40, F Sep 9, 2009

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    Want To Learn - 'm new here and i was kinda hoping that somebody will help me understand the opera music , i don't know anything but i'm willing to learn , so you could say in a...
    Mutamrred Mutamrred 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    The Best Ever Christmas Television - In UK BBC broadcast Andrea Andermann's film of the opera " Cenerentola" based on the fairy tale of Cinderella. Superb acting and singing made...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    Transported... - I've so far seen The Flying Dutchman, Pagliacci, Tosca and Aida, and have been blown away to different degrees by the three. All four were at the Seattle Opera...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Metropolitan Opera Live In Hd - If you are an opera fan and are not taking in the Met's high def showings, you are missing a life-changing experience. They do 11 or 12 of these...
    jrgrady21 jrgrady21 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    Late Nights - At night before going to bed i lie on my carpet floor and listen to opera music. sounds silly am i right?it is the most enchanting feeling you could ever get...
    ElisabethAngel ElisabethAngel 18-21, F Apr 17, 2013

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    Carman Is a .... - I saw Carmen yesterday. LOVED IT! I got to dress up and look good, and even valet parked the car. I enjoyed drinking and socializing with people who are way...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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    "Fat Lady" Vs "Rap" - I drive a big car with a 6-speaker stereo system.  Whenever these cars that are playing that garbage called "rap" at jet engine volume level, I...
    baconfat baconfat 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    I listen to it most days, it helps me unwind. The power, it makes your entire body shudder and hairs stand on edge. Female opera singers are my favourite, so beautiful to listen to...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Mozarts operas are favourites. Yes, there are lots of famous operas, Puccini, and countless others who have written and produced them, but for me it's Mozart. The magic flute...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Two weeks from now, I'll be performing my first opera role as the Lackey from R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. I'm scared, nervous, and have no clue if I will totally suck or really...
    vann07 vann07 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been listening to opera since about 13. I remember before then I thought it was uncool. My favorite elementary teacher planted the seed for liking opera though by playing it...
    oceancrab oceancrab 36-40 Mar 6

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    French Aria Lovin' In the Minority. - The majority of people tend to associate opera with either the big dramatic Italian bel-canto singers, or the works of Wagner. Especially non...
    lafemmequirit lafemmequirit 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Dedicated to my friends...
    Kaddath Kaddath 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Charmed - I came across opera by chance one day at the library. I was looking for relaxing study music and so had checked out a CD with a collection of classical music. On that CD...
    1goldenapple 1goldenapple 22-25, F Mar 5, 2013

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    Brunnhilde - I love German opera especially Weber's Der Freischutz and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    I Annoy The Hell Out Of My Family - "How can you listen to that?? put on your headphones please."I just laugh at them as they laugh at me and I keep enjoying my music.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    Salvatore Licitra - Worrying news about Salvatore Licitra seriously injured in hospital after a very had crash on his Vespa. Hope the news gets better soon.
    RaffMartino RaffMartino 41-45, M Aug 28, 2011

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    Wozzeck - I went to the Santa Fe Opera tonight to see Alban Berg's Wozzeck. This was possibly the best thing I have seen at Santa Fe Opera. This is still forbidding music even...
    jrgrady21 jrgrady21 66-70, M Aug 18, 2011

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    The Met - The Met broadcasts were the only true religion in our household growing up--the Met in the late fall, the Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts in the spring, the Saturday...
    theremustbeawayout theremustbeawayout 51-55 2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Asleep At the Matinee - I've loved Opera since I was a little girl. My grandfather used to play the public radios Sunday opera and I would run around in circles on the spiral...
    ohsovery ohsovery 26-30, F Apr 28, 2008

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    My First Opera - I attended my first opera with my father 6 years ago. It was Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. My father passed away in a tragic car accident last year, but not before...
    siren1971 siren1971 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Opera Fusion - Lately I've come across ALOT of music that has remixed opera.... Ive heard a few songs remixed to a light hip hop and the rest remixed to a fast trance beat. I...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 26-30, M Apr 13, 2008

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    Gorgeous In a Way I Could Never Acheive - Opera has always stunned and awed me to the point my jaw drops to the floor and my arms start shaking. I'm serious, I don't know why they...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Opera Singer - I've been singing opera for 9 years now and thoroughly enjoy this beautiful art form. I've had the opportunity to see Turin Dot and Carmen which where both...
    Kowgirl93 Kowgirl93 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    The Opera And My Father -   Vals post of Maria Callas reminded me of my father and his love of Opera,he would play them at home and explain the stories behind them.He got to...
    sunnydisposition sunnydisposition 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2010

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    My Favorites - I absolutely love Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavorotti Also anything from La Boheme is amazing I have always wanted to see that opera..
    mlife3123 mlife3123 16-18, F Aug 25, 2007

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    About How I Found Opera -  I learned about classical music and opera at age 9. A friend of my father lent him the movie "Amadeus". I was fascinated, I couldn't...
    moviefan13 moviefan13 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    How I Started In My Opera Fandom - In one way it's frightening (at least to me) that this will be the fortieth anniversary of how I came to be an opera fan. It started on one...
    RaffMartino RaffMartino 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    I Want to - I've always wanted to go to the opera! One day I will and fall in love with if for real :)
    desieyez desieyez 18-21, F Apr 28, 2008

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    I Enjoy Opera. - Most 16 year olds I know don't appreciate opera or classical music. I do; I like a lot of different kinds of music. I went to my first opera with my dad in...
    forevermore forevermore 16-18, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    To See An Opera - Ugh, I am sad when I say I have never been to see the opera! I have always wanted to & its on my bucket list of things to do. There is something so passionate...
    Nikita8687 Nikita8687 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    Nessun Dorma -
    hitoribochi89 hitoribochi89 22-25, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Opera For Life. - My dream and goal in life is to sing opera. I have already begun my journey by winning young artist competitions, but I have such a long road ahead of me. It all...
    Desertcellist Desertcellist 18-21, F May 25, 2013

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    I dream of attending opera and ballet to be totally encompassed in it
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    I saw it live in London and I'm still buzzing. So incredibly powerful and moving. The music though... I've never been scared by a movie before not even ones like the Exorcist or...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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