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An Opera challenge! Arias LONG PLAYING SELECTIONS Opera/Vocal

Opera Long Play (Arias)

Despite my “Opera Apology”– I feel I owe it to my listeners to post this collection of Arias. They are amongst my wife’s favorites. It seems that no matter how much I protest my ‘non-appreciation’ of vocal/opera; I continue to get suggestions, comments and requests! So here’s an hour of Arias. Enjoy.

NOTE: If you want to hear the pieces individually – go to:

Arias Long Play


Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Tommaso da Celano – Pie Jesus
Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor (Spargi D’ Amaro Pianto)
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Gounod – Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Roméo et Juliette)
Puccini – The Humming Chorus
Delibes – The Flower Duet
Delibes – Où va la jeune hindoue
Donizetti – L’elisir D’amore – Una Furtiva lagrima
Bizet – Pearlfisher’s Duet
Mozart – Cosi Fan Tutte – Trio – Soave Sia Il Vento
Bizet – Carmen  Habanera
Verdi – Rigoletto – La Donna E Mobile
Offenbach – Les oiseaux dans la charmille (doll song)
Verdi – La traviata: Brindisi

An Opera challenge! Humperdink Opera/Vocal

A new opera challenge

Here is a comment I just received today.

I recently found your website and have been listening to and enjoying some of your selections. Unlike most other genres of music it seems to be difficult to find classical music on the web without having to pay for the privilege. So your endeavours are much appreciated. It saddened me somewhat to read your “Opera Apology”. Although I’m not an avid fan of opera, it seems to me that you are missing out on so much beautiful music. I put my thinking cap on and thought if “The Evening Prayer” from Humperdink’s opera Hansel and Gretel doesn’t move you then you really must have a very deep phobia.

Here is the uTube link:

No Comment I say! Up to you dear listener. It’s your site!

An Opera challenge! Opera/Vocal Puccini

Opera. I still don’t like it – but here’s my wifes’ challenge!

My wife says; HOW could you not love this? (O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini) And I say … well – I guess I do – a little bit! (*uTube link)

BUT – a BIG BUT! … I feel the emotional power much more from the Orchestral version.