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Subject: Re: Gay Pride Operas
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:41:24 -0400
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Not sure the rationale for some of these choices (not sure what's really gay
about Rosenkavalier), but there are some obvious omissions, such as Eotvos's
adaptation of "Angels in America" and Gregory Spears's "Fellow Travelers." 

Of course, there's also The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion of opera and related issues
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank Cadenhead
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:44 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Gay Pride Operas

Sorry to post this late but on the 22nd, the French website Forum Opera
published a list of operas with gay themes for the Pride weekend. Relevant
arias listed are on YouTube.

Cavalli, La Calisto (1651)
'Calisto, Anima Mia?'
Haendel, Deidamia (1741)
Aria Ulisse No, quella beltà non amo.
Mozart, Apollo et Hyacinthus (1767)
Iam pastor Apollo - Apollo et Hyacinthus Bellini, Norma (1831) Me chiami, o
Norma? - Mira, o Norma.
Verdi, Don Carlos (1867)
Don Carlos (Alagna-Hampson) 1/2
Chabrier, L'Etoile (1877)
Roger Désormière, René Hérent, Orchestre de l’Opéra Comique, Chœur de
l’Opéra Comique - Tchaïkovski, Eugène Onéguine (1879) Trailer EUGENE ONEGIN
(Munich 2007) Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier (1912) Der Rosenkavalier: "Hab
mir's gelobt" (Fleming, Schäfer, Graham) Honegger, Les Aventures du roi
Pausole (1930) Duo du travesti Britten, Billy Budd (1951)

The page:
https://www.forumopera.com/actu/dix-operas-crypto-gay
has the YouTube references

Any major misses?

Frank Cadenhead
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