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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2018 18:38:44 -0500
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One of the most enjoyable to me is the long opening to the act which leads into "Depuis le jour" in Louise.  If ever there was a hymn to a city -- in this case Paris -- this is it.

Best.
Ray

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> On February 1, 2018 at 6:29 PM Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> “Tu che le vanita” but it’s a magnificent musical utterance of real grandeur.
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> Max Paley
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Feb 1, 2018, at 15:24, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > 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".
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> > Does anyone care to recall some equally obvious long introduction selections?
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> > Ciao,
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> > Paolo
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