[lit-ideas] Re: "E muoio disperato"
- From: palma <palma@xxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 08:27:22 -0400 (EDT)
Ebben ne andro' lontana Un bel di' vedremo (the ritals are very keen on accents, ahinoi!)On Sun, 31 May 2009, Mike Geary wrote:
I think one of the most beautiful aria's is "Eben Ne Andro Lontana" from La Wally, by Catalani, especially as sung by Maria Callas.. Second most beautiful if not equal is Un Bel Di Vedremo from La Dama Butterfly. I must confess that I hate Opera, but I love arias. I think they're the most powerful music in the world. I hate all English opera arias. Not knowing what they're singing is a great gift. One must go purely with the quality of the music and voice. It's all about the emotional content. No doubt many would think this is the judgment of a diminished mind, but guess what? I don't care. I've only seen one opera, La Boheme when the Met used to stop in Memphis. The staging was so luxurious I had to close my eyes to appreciate the music. I only "saw" about 1/3 of it. I listened to JL's favorite E Lucevan le Stelle sung by Monsalve. Very good, very passionate, but males can't rip my heart out and jump up and down on it like divas can. Of course, there's "Recitar! Vesti La Giugga" from Pagliacci, but that can get a bit over the top, still it's something to be reckoned with. Mike Geary Memphis ----- Original Message ----- From: <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:45 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] "E muoio disperato" In a message dated 5/31/2009 6:57:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: I have always enjoyed reading your poems, proems and distillations, even when I didn't read, --- ---- Exactly my feeling. My mother read to me when I was in her womb. She read all sorts of things: very sweet and calmy. ---. Geary quotes from my father's favourite book (he had a few) Ambrose Beirce ("Old Gringo" -- with Jane Fonda, dir. by Luis Puenzo) who defines 'patience' (and I loved the Groucho) as a form of 'dispair'. As an Italian (sort of) named "Speranza" (sort of) I feel an outsider (among Italians who usually end their surnames with an -i): Puccini had it nicely, "I'll write another Manon (to Massenet's) but mine will be Italian: full of 'amor dispearato'. And Cavadarossi pours his soul out as the diminished chords diminish a tone: e muoio dis-perAAAto --- e muoio dis perAAtoo (The best song _EVER_ written). Cheers, JL Speranza Buenos Aires, Argentina **************We found the real ÿÿHotel Californiaÿÿ and the ÿÿSeinfeldÿÿ diner. What will you find? Explore WhereItsAt.com. (http://www.whereitsat.com/#/music/all-spots/355/47.796964/-66.374711/2/Youve-Found-Where-Its-At?ncid=eml cntnew00000007) ------------------------------------------------------------------ To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off, digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html
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- [lit-ideas] Re: "E muoio disperato"
- From: Mike Geary
- [lit-ideas] Re: "E muoio disperato"