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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Nice, thanks!

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm a wee bit of a fan. So, I figured I'd dig out a piece about that aria. He's also probably my favorite tenor.

I noted a comment on here the other day. It was from a young lady who had attended her first opera. She said she liked the music but didn't know what they were singing about. I didn't have time to reply, but there's a trick to it.

They will sell you a booklet that tells you all that stuff. The singing is sort of secondary to the story that's being presented, in many operas. So, you cheat and read the pamphlet ahead of time and then refer to it when you get confused. The opera glasses are so you can look at the facial expressions and see the movements more clearly. Though, I suspect the old ladies are really checking out the packages on the singers in their tight pants. 'Snot quite as bold as ballet.

But, yeah... They will sell you a cheat sheet for looking like you know what you're doing at an opera! Best day ever.