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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:31:58 +0000
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Wagner wrote a very long introduction to Isolde's Liebestod--it lasts 
just about the entire opera.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Stephen Charitan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 2/1/2018 7:29:16 PM
Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias

>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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