Outstanding Operas

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

I’ve had a look through my records to see which operas have deeply affected/impressed/overwhelmed me more than once.  And the results were:

1.  Die Walküre (5x)

2.  Jenufa  (4x)

3.  Die Meistersinger  (3x)

4-11.  Aida, Così fan tutte, L’elisir d’amore, Eugene Onegin, Fidelio, Götterdämmerung, Rape of Lucretia, Tristan und Isolde (2x)

Pretty typical views for someone who’s spent 250 or so evenings at the opera I’d say–if somewhat conservative and marked by an underlying pessimism.  (Well they don’t call The World’s Greatest Composer the World’s Greatest Composer for nothing…)

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