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Subject: Re: What operas have characters who are lawyers, attorneys, solicitors, barristers?..
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:16:23 -0400
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Two more - The singer in Manon Lescaut and the Countess in
Capriccio, who accompnies herself on the harp, though her "profession"
is not a "singer" as we would define it.

I'm sure there are lots more.

Bob

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, donald kane <[log in to unmask]
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:

> How about "what operas have characters who are singers?"
>
> I asked Bob Rideout that question this morning and without
> a moment's hesitation:  DER ROSENKAVALIER and ARIADNE
> AUF NAXOS  were named.  For my money, the number one
> singer in opera is Walther von Stolzing.  But is it not a relatively
> rare profession among operatic characters?
>
> dtmk
>
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:46 AM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Bartolo actually sings "Se tutto il codice dovessi volgere..."
> > (essentially - "If I have to turn all
> > the law code around...")
> >
> > "Tutti gli codige dove si volgere" might roughly translate to something
> > like "Everyone encodes
> > it where it turns." ;-)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:06:02 +0200, Hans Christian Hoff <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >...Bartolo in Nozze, who professes to be
> > >a gifted lawyer who knows how to bend the law ("Tutti gli codige dove si
> > >volgere")
> >
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