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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2018 19:29:16 -0500
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Bellini's soulful introduction to Imogene's final scena "Col sorriso
d'Innocenza"  in "Il Pirata."  Absolutely glorious and absolutely to the
dramatic point...Bellini understood these things.and gave Norma her space
before "Casta Diva."

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 6:24 PM, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Some fellow opera fans were mulling over great arias that appear to
> contain really long musical introductions before the actual singing finally
> begins.  Suffering "senior moments" all I could think of were Alvaro's "o
> tu che in seno agli angeli",  Filipo's "ella giammai m'amo" & Arturo's "a
> te o cara".
>
> Does anyone care to recall some equally obvious long introduction
> selections?
>
> Ciao,
>
> Paolo
>
>
>
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