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Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:33 pm

Gotta admit I didn't know this.

Aretha Franklin death: When singer stepped in to perform Nessun Dorma at last minute after Pavarotti got ill in Philadelphia.

Gotta admit I didn't know this. Regards, Len [dinosaur]

Aretha Franklin death: When singer stepped in to perform Nessun Dorma at last minute after Pavarotti got ill


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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by RebLem » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 pm

I found 3 Nessun Dormas sung by Aretha Franklin on YouTube. IMHO, this is by far the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJpxkinkPg
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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Only someone as great as Aretha Franklin could get away with this. It is, of course, completely inappropriate for a female singer.


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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:01 am

RebLem wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 pm
I found 3 Nessun Dormas sung by Aretha Franklin on YouTube. IMHO, this is by far the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvJpxkinkPg
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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:02 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Only someone as great as Aretha Franklin could get away with this. It is, of course, completely inappropriate for a female singer.

You never heard of a trouser role! Regards, Len [on the run] :lol:

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:36 am

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:02 am
jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Only someone as great as Aretha Franklin could get away with this. It is, of course, completely inappropriate for a female singer.

You never heard of a trouser role! Regards, Len [on the run] :lol:
Do get back in touch with me the next time you hear Jonas Kaufmann sing Voi che sapete. :lol:

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:36 am
Do get back in touch with me the next time you hear Jonas Kaufmann sing Voi che sapete. :lol:
Well would you settle for this guy? Regards, Len :lol:


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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by absinthe » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:39 am

Horrid. And I can't get along with women who claim themselves operatic using a microphone.

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jserraglio » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:21 am

"If you want drama, go to the opera." -- Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2TU--E6OE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw6MBgOs1jU

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:48 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:21 am
"If you want drama, go to the opera." -- Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation

Wow-no ones gonna to sleep through that version! Regards, Len :lol:

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jserraglio » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 am

Check out the Scorsese/Hitchcock short that heavily influenced it.

The Key to Reserva, a 2007 film short by Martin Scorsese (based on fragments of a film Alfred Hitchcock never made)

https://v637g.app.goo.gl/4AMtvYXJzMNYq9fj9
or
https://www.youtube.com/embed/dGDbTcmh4 ... &version=3

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:05 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 am
Check out the Scorsese/Hitchcock short that heavily influenced it.
Wow, I gotta visit Cleveland and take one of your film classes! What was the orchestra playing-was it a famous classical music piece? Regards, Len :lol:

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jserraglio » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:22 am

The music is by one of my favorite composers, Bernard Herrmann and it is from the soundtrack of one of my favorite flicks. North by Northwest. I believe Herrmann himself led the MGM studio orchestra in the 1959 film, and in his hommage, Scorsese simply used snippets from that ST.

Hermann's stunning opera, Wuthering Heights

prologue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OoZ3FIN3DE



complete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urwM_T0H0sg


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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:22 am
Hermann's stunning opera, Wuthering Heightscomplete:

Thanks, I would certainly go to this if they ever did it in the NYC area-I was reading about its history at wiki-what if Gelb decided to finally do this work instead of the one coming up this season Marnie! Regards, Len [pipe dreaming] :lol:

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 am

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 am
what if Gelb decided to finally do this work instead of the one coming up this season Marnie

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by jserraglio » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 am

Thanks, I didn't know about this Met commission but I like the original Hitchcock film.

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Re: Aretha Nessun Dorma

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:59 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 am
Thanks, I didn't know about this Met commission but I like the original Hitchcock film.
We'll be there-hope it proves to be a wise choice-we didn't go to his Two Boys and I'm sort of regretting that now. Regards, Len

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