Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pure Beauty

Last Night's Opera contains one of the most famous choruses in all of Opera. I posted it below.
The most famous would be the slave's chorus from Nabucco which we will see in performance next year. It is for people in Italy the default national anthem. http://youtu.be/2F4G5H_TTvU
People wonder why Opera? When this comes to pass in Tannhauser as the Pilgrims are returning having received absolution from their sins it makes the hair stand up. It didn't even seem like 4 hours.
I know it's an acquired taste, but I wish more would avail themselves..
Performance of the "Pilgrim's Chorus" by the Bayreuth Festival orchestra and chorus. Note - this...

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