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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Opera and Wine

So over at BOSSY's Poverty Party, we talked about wine.
ALWAYS a favorite subject for OG, although I think that means that I officially have become a middle-aged woman.
My 2 cents: 3-buck Chuck at Trader Joes - buy a case of it.

Anyway, I started thinking about operas that have wine drinking in them, and arias that are devoted to vino.

So here is my small list, which I will continue adding to.

Les Contes D' Hoffmann: the entire opera starts with a chorus to drinking, the "Glu, Glu"
Je suis la biere - We are beer
Je suis le vin - We are wine
(ok, techinically I am beer, I am wine, but the typical translation is "we")

Don Giovanni: The final act where the Don invites the statue to dinner.
"Vivan le femmine, Viva il buon vino"

The Brindisi from La Traviata
(link is a You Tube with the Pav and Millo: oh my...you can;t go to any opera gathering without someone (usually who has had a few) breaking out into the Brindisi, which is actually NOT easy to sing at all.
(no amazon link for this one, but a great claymation video of the Choeur Bohemians)

Please feel free to add your own in the comments and I will add them to the post!

1 - How can you forget L'Elsier D'Amore?

7 comments:

  1. How can you forget L'Elsier D'Amore?

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  2. OG smacks forehead in disbelief. How could I?

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  3. Cavalleria Rusticana!

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  4. I'm hearing good things about three buck chuck. I draw the line a twist cap thought :)

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  5. Regina Merwin11/19/08, 8:36 PM

    Falstaff, Verdi's and I'm sure everyone else's.

    Verdi's Otello

    Die Fledermaus (Champagne)

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  6. no twisty-caps with Chuck. ;)

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  7. And...Macbeth's banquet scene

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