LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Stunned After Last Few Measures of an Opera
From: DK Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:DK Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 3 Dec 2018 20:53:42 -0500
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (77 lines)


Zimmermann - Die Soldaten
Benjamin - Written on Skin
Britten - The Turn of the Screw
Wolf-Ferrari - I Gioielli della Madonna
Berg - Wozzeck
Henze - The Bassarids
Poulenc - Dialogues of the Carmelites

And I am still shocked at the ending of L'Incoronazione di Poppea.

DK

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:58:46 -0500, G. Paul Padillo
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>GREAT topic!  
>
>The Epilogue to Mefistofele the final bars – leave me in an almost
ecstatic, stunned state – 
>the hair on the back of my neck, and on my arms raised as if by electricity.  
>
>Other endings affect me similarly, most notably Parsifal, which leaves me
open mouthed and 
>with my heart full of wonder.  The final 2 minutes of Die Meistersinger
leave me in an 
>ecstatic state of joy so intense I often feel like I’ll explode from the
sheer joy.
>
>Not the final act, but the end of Act IV of Pelleas finds my pulse beating
and wanting to 
>scream, “No!” as Pelleas slumps to his death, and Melisande cries out, “Je
n'ai pas de 
>courage, Ah!” as she flees from the murderous Golaud.  
>
>The finales of both Tabarro and Angelica leave me gasping – but in two
entirely different 
>ways.
>
>The end of Turandot only in the complete Alfano ending, with the original
orchestration and 
>Turandot and Calaf’s voices soaring over the ensemble.  Thrilling and
electrifying.
>
>Speaking of “electrifying” the end of Elektra does one helluva number on me
in that regard, 
>as well.
>
>There are many others, but I’ll cite just one more – the final pages of
“Andrea Chenier” 
>wrecks me in multiple ways;  my heart and soul are filled with despair yet
also hope, and 
>the belief that despite the bloody horror surrounding them, Chenier and
Maddalena are 
>already occupying a realm beyond our world.  
>
>p.
>
>
>* * * * * * * *
>
>On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 18:26:14 -0500, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>For me, Mefistofele, A. Chenier & Peter Grimes (with Vickers, that is)
>>leave me stunned as though shot by a taser gun.  Does anyone else
>>experience these feelings with certain works?

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager