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 No.32096

Been enjoying a journey of ballet and opera of late, anyone else like either? Particular favourites?

 No.32111

There are some modern operas I'd rec, like bluebeards castle, wozzeck or Salome. I don't know much about opera beyond that though, and nothing about ballet. Which ones have you checked out and enjoyed? Also I'd love to know more modern ones. For the record the ones I mentioned are all on YouTube, or at least were at one point

 No.32113

For me, he absolute best ballet scores are tchaikovsky’s. Other Russian composers have some notable ballets too. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Petrushka, and Firebird are all famous on their own accord, but are also ballets.

As for opera, there are some good and bad, but overall I find opera boring. If I am going to listen to an opera I would go for a light Mozart opera or something from a late romantic composer. La Boheme is a classic work that most people enjoy.

 No.32114

>>32111
Thanks for the recs, I've not heard any of those rather sticking with the classics and getting to know those. I have been very basic with the cliché Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Cinderella, The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, Madama Butterfly et al, all classics for a reason but time to branch out.

>>32113
Will have to try Firebird thanks, don't know that one. I like Opera, I find it mesmerising, entertaining and very impressive. Been enjoying the intricacies and brilliance of those more than any blockbusters and movies of the last few years but maybe thats my age coming through. I went to the Proms over the weekend and had an amazing evening with a huge smile on my face throughout.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efwrn3

 No.32124

Every Saturday there are transmissions on the radio of operas, for me internet radio is the best way to discover new pieces. So check https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule-list/ and http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm for concerts and operas that are transmitted on the internet. My favorite opera composer is Janacek. The cunning little vixen is the most accessible work. Der Freischütz (The marksman) from Carl Maria von Weber is pretty good for beginners to opera. Also Salome is an absolute classic, nothing to fear there.

 No.32139

>>32124
excellent recommendation. In NYC we have WQXR, which is the best classical station that I have heard.

They frequently broadcast performances from the Metropolitan Opera (among others)

https://www.wqxr.org/shows/metropolitan-opera

 No.32141

>>32124
>>32139
Thanks, will check those out and scour the web for British ones too although it shouldn't really make much odds, wonder if there are Russian stations too.

>My favorite opera composer is Janacek. The cunning little vixen is the most accessible work. Der Freischütz (The marksman) from Carl Maria von Weber is pretty good for beginners to opera. Also Salome is an absolute classic

All cued up for when I get the time too cheers

 No.32143

Are there any ballets or operas NOT on youtube?

The music is nice and all but both really need to be seen, not just heard, especially ballet.

 No.32145

>>32143
Copyright can be a bitch. It helps that the copyright filter is shit when it comes to classical music, the filter can't cope with live played music. But some labels and opera houses (Viennese state opera for example) take down videos when they find it. It's difficult to find operas outside the top 100 and staged versions on youtube are the exception, not the rule.



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