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How do you feel about opera?
 
Poll: How do you feel about opera?
Love it!
Hate it!
I like listening to it
I like seeing it on stage
Sorry, puts me to sleep
I only like the catchy tunes that come up now and then
I only like the soapy ones....
Other -- tell us your opera tale!
View Results (53 votes)
 

weaver
Half-elven

May 8 2012, 2:41am


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I ask because a local movie theater here does live from the NY Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, and we recently went to see the third opera in the Rings cycle. (It was a Christmas gift from my son..)

Now, when I was younger the stuff put me to sleep, but this time I absolutely loved it. The movie theater approach was pretty helpful, as you could see the singers up close and they subtitled it, which helped out folks like me quite a bit.

I also just watched the LOTR films recently and I think operatic is a word that really fits them, ROTK especially. So I thought I'd see how you all felt about opera in general , and if you want to share any operatic thoughts go right ahead

Thanks in advance for any and all replies or votes!

Subject User Time
How do you feel about opera? weaver Send a private message to weaver May 8 2012, 2:41am
    Love it! Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone May 8 2012, 2:53am
    When I was in sixth grade Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 8 2012, 3:38am
        there is one bit of the LOTR soundtrack that is a homage to Wagner. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie May 8 2012, 3:44am
            It was interesting seeing Wagner after listening to the LOTR soundtracks as much as I have... weaver Send a private message to weaver May 10 2012, 3:02am
    Not sure how to respond Magpie Send a private message to Magpie May 8 2012, 3:50am
        Well, yes--I've become a Gilbert and Sullivan fan. If that counts, I'm in. Patty Send a private message to Patty May 9 2012, 10:05pm
            With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf May 11 2012, 12:14am
    I love to listen to it... Spencissimus Send a private message to Spencissimus May 8 2012, 11:29am
    I like to watch it... diedye Send a private message to diedye May 8 2012, 12:43pm
    Hi weav! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor May 8 2012, 3:01pm
    You know, I was all set to vote until AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande May 8 2012, 5:08pm
        Same here Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter May 8 2012, 5:17pm
            There are great operas available from Netflix. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8 2012, 8:10pm
        WAIT A SEC!!! AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande May 9 2012, 2:12pm
            Ha! Those are great! And here's one more... weaver Send a private message to weaver May 10 2012, 2:32am
    Just last night... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8 2012, 7:57pm
        was that the one with the cool wooden stage prop thing? weaver Send a private message to weaver May 10 2012, 2:45am
            Yep. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 10 2012, 7:54am
    This topic is awesome! TolkienOtaku Send a private message to TolkienOtaku May 8 2012, 8:44pm
    I love it! RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 8 2012, 8:56pm
        My first real exposure to opera was "The Abduction of Figaro" by PDQ Bach. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 10 2012, 3:42pm
    I ended by voting "only like the catchy tunes..." but... Patty Send a private message to Patty May 8 2012, 9:06pm
        This is for you: Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8 2012, 9:16pm
            Ha! Whoever wrote this comment on that Amazon cd Patty Send a private message to Patty May 8 2012, 9:21pm
            My first introduction to opera was from an album very much like the one in your link:) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia May 9 2012, 7:11am
    I'm not sure how to answer this. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode May 9 2012, 1:32am
    Gianni Schicchi Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin May 9 2012, 3:54am
        interesting point Magpie Send a private message to Magpie May 9 2012, 4:13am
        O Mio Babino Caro is one of the very few bits of Opera that I love the actual singing of... Patty Send a private message to Patty May 9 2012, 10:03pm
            Patty....have you seen Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode May 10 2012, 1:35am
                You are so bad! Patty Send a private message to Patty May 13 2012, 11:51pm
                    ;-D Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode May 14 2012, 6:20am
            Lovely Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin May 10 2012, 4:32am
        'Carmen' at the Met Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin May 10 2012, 4:21am
            Another version... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 11 2012, 7:08am
                Thanks Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin May 15 2012, 3:47am
    I enjoy them if I know them well enough to hum along (at least in some bits) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia May 9 2012, 7:01am
        What is a war wagon?// kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan May 11 2012, 11:53pm
    Sometimes I like hearing in on the radio sador Send a private message to sador May 9 2012, 2:43pm
        Tolkien at the Met! weaver Send a private message to weaver May 10 2012, 2:36am
    I've been trying to find time to reply to this post Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale May 9 2012, 5:19pm
        Opera ambitions Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 9 2012, 8:55pm
            I will definitely take a look at that - thanks// Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale May 10 2012, 3:46pm
    big fan Annael Send a private message to Annael May 10 2012, 2:36pm
    big fan, but not of Wagner HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess May 10 2012, 3:18pm
        Wagner's "Die Meistersinger" Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 11 2012, 7:00am
            Aha! HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess May 18 2012, 1:21pm
                Wagner's bigotry Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 18 2012, 8:45pm
    If you can find "L'Opťra imaginaire," it's well worth watching. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 10 2012, 4:03pm
    As a former opera singer... Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel May 10 2012, 6:57pm
        I love Anna Russel too! HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess May 10 2012, 9:29pm
            coloratura soprano, but Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel May 11 2012, 11:10pm
                Um... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 12 2012, 7:24am
                    Opera sam90 Send a private message to sam90 May 12 2012, 6:45pm
                    Yup, you're right - temporary brain fog!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel May 14 2012, 6:25pm
                "bright white" Annael Send a private message to Annael May 17 2012, 2:21pm
                I heart art songs! HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess May 18 2012, 1:15pm
    It really really really depends on the composer and period... for example I have very little love for Classical and Romantic era operas.. for that matter later eras too lol. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jun 2 2012, 10:30am

 
 
 

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