Friday, August 17, 2007

Encyclopedia: O

O is for Opera

I have loved opera music ever since I was in junior high. It helps that my voice is made more for singing classical style music than Broadway or pop.

If you would like to sample some good music (beyond what is on the "Opera Goes to the Movies" CD you need for college Humanities courses) here are some of my favorites:

Lucia Popp Sings Opera Arias by Mozart

I have several of Ms. Popp's CD's. She has a beautiful clear voice... not too heavy. My favorites on this particular CD are #2 Voi Che Sapete and #4 Porgi Amor.

Magdalena Kozena: Love Songs

Especially love #25 Lullaby

Phantom: A classic. The original recording with Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford. Amazing!

Speaking of Sarah Brightman, my awesome sister-in-law Katie gave me this CD one year, and my life has never been the same since. All the songs are so beautiful, and it includes the duet "Time to Say Goodbye" with Andrea Bocelli, and Elliott's favorite aria, "O mio babbino caro"

Finally, one of my favorite opera CDs ever... The Three Sopranos. Love every song on it! I aspire to this glory!!!!


Leslie said...

i wonder when i'll ever hear you sing again, ginger. it's been way too long. you're so talented.
i remember elliott talking to me about how you sang while we were in paris and you were his girlfriend. he was amazed. :)

Barbara said...

I love your choice of music. Some of my favorites. Would love to hear you sing. Elliott says you are very good.
Love and Hugs

The Queen said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I really love that Opera goes to the movies CD.