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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: Rcfgodoy <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:49:17 -0500
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"Suicidio!" - Gioconda
Also a long intro to act 4, specially when listening only



-----Original Message-----
From: Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
To: OPERA-L <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 1:11 am
Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias

Was thinking the same. What other composer holds you in tension over 4 hours waiting for a dissonance to resolve?

Max Paley

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> On Feb 1, 2018, at 16:31, Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 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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