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How much do you enjoy Operas?  

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  1. 1. How much do you enjoy Operas?

    • 1 - I love them, regularly visiting opera houses or watching in TV whenever possible
    • 2 - Operas aren't bad, I regularly listen to some notable arias on Youtube, maybe I have seen a few full works
    • 3 - Operas are ok, but I am not really a fan. I may have heard a few popular songs
    • 4 - Not a fan because they are boring or not interesting at all for me
    • 5 - I literally hate operas and try to avoid everything associated with it
    • 6 - other (please explain below)


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I picked the closest one for me. 

I like the idea of operas. I think I'd enjoy many of them. I just haven't been to many. I've been to one Kabuki Opera and Phantom of the Opera (twice). I've seen youtube videos of parts of operas (like 2 min clips). I have been to a lot of plays, which means I probably would like opera. They're just generally more expensive than plays, and I know few people interested in them, although I'd certainly go myself. I'm also always busy. 

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I've listened to some opera because of game soundtracks. Theres only one that I regularly find myself returning too at times. 

And rather, its because of the opera part in this song.

And mainly because I can also sing it and I like the sound of it. 😛

Bizet Carmen - Toreador

good song.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

I have a friend named Carmen, and I jokingly bug her about, "waiting for her Toreador to swagger in." 😛

Her boyfriend, however (who I'm also friends with) is more like the retired soldier... 😛

That's awesome 😛

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1 hour ago, Pringles said:

I've listened to some opera because of game soundtracks. Theres only one that I regularly find myself returning too at times. 

And rather, its because of the opera part in this song.

And mainly because I can also sing it and I like the sound of it. 😛

Bizet Carmen - Toreador

good song.

Ooh, that reminds me that I actually have virtually watched an opera via a video game.  One of the weirdest games I've ever seen: critically acclaimed, but a dud in sales:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_Within:_A_Gabriel_Knight_Mystery

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10 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Ooh, that reminds me that I actually have virtually watched an opera via a video game.  One of the weirdest games I've ever seen: critically acclaimed, but a dud in sales:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_Within:_A_Gabriel_Knight_Mystery

Oh wow. Based. I've played games kind of like that. Old ones that are similar.

I still kinda like movie point and click games. It's a niche category for sure. But they can be good with a good story.

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7 hours ago, Pringles said:

Oh wow. Based. I've played games kind of like that. Old ones that are similar.

I still kinda like movie point and click games. It's a niche category for sure. But they can be good with a good story.

This one was a sequel to a game about an American that took place in America.

But this game took the American to Germany, and then deeeep into Bavarian history, and half the time they're talking German to each other, and the final 20% of the game is a video of a German opera, and I just don't understand who this video game was FOR.  ;c)

 

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I'm somewhere between 2 and 3. Though I have only seen one opera all the way through (Rigoletto by Verdi, it was FANTASTIC @ConservativeElector2). That being said, I wouldn't say I'm quite knowledgeable enough to warrant a two though I do have a few arias on my playlist and I will seek out some of the classics every now and then when I want to listen to something emotionally weighty (emotion dependent obviously).

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3 minutes ago, DakotaHale said:

What’s the difference between an opera and a musical ⁉️

In an Opera, the melodic rhythym never ceases. This is known as a recitative, dialogue that is sung-spoken melodically. In musicals, there are often long or semi-long periods of regular dialogue with musical numbers placed in. In operas, it's not dialogue and songs but rather recitatives and arias (with some other exceptions but these are the most relevant pieces).

Also, Musicals are generally original plays conceived of themselves whereas Operas are works between a librettist who interprets a text and a composer who sets it to music. Musicals are generally set in vernacular whereas Operas tend to be set in Italian, German, French, and Russian/English (generally in that order of frequency).

Finally, and this gets to the difference of why musicals are in vernacular and operas don't seem to be, Musicals are a much more recent creation than Operas and are therefore less likely to be in a language of Old Europe and far more democratized in location and pricing.

These are a few of the major differences, I'm sure CE2 could give you a much more comprehensive look.

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4 minutes ago, Dobs said:

In an Opera, the melodic rhythym never ceases. This is known as a recitative, dialogue that is sung-spoken melodically. In musicals, there are often long or semi-long periods of regular dialogue with musical numbers placed in. In operas, it's not dialogue and songs but rather recitatives and arias (with some other exceptions but these are the most relevant pieces).

Also, Musicals are generally original plays conceived of themselves whereas Operas are works between a librettist who interprets a text and a composer who sets it to music. Musicals are generally set in vernacular whereas Operas tend to be set in Italian, German, French, and Russian/English (generally in that order of frequency).

Finally, and this gets to the difference of why musicals are in vernacular and operas don't seem to be, Musicals are a much more recent creation than Operas and are therefore less likely to be in a language of Old Europe and far more democratized in location and pricing.

These are a few of the major differences, I'm sure CE2 could give you a much more comprehensive look.

That was unironically a very clear and informative explanation. Clearly a man of culture and taste. Thanks ‼️

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