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?