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Bruno Tonioli at the Opera.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Bruno Tonioli at the Opera. Reply with quote

Caught a trailer for this on Tony's programme this morning and it sounded right up my street!

Bruno started off with the divine Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves by Nabucco....and I was hooked..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG93aYu7S-0

He also played music from Prince Igor which always reminds me of my Mother ..it was one of her favourites.

He even managed to get an Elvis song (Tonight Is So Right For Love) in, in the guise of Jacques Offenbach's "Belle nuit, nuit d'amour" Very Happy

In a new four part series Strictly judge and choreographer Bruno Tonioli talks about his great passion for opera.

'What's not to like?' says Bruno. 'Divine music, exquisite voices, passion, stories that take you to places you could never imagine'. Bruno hails from the Emilio Romagna region of Northern Italy - also the birth place of the great Guiseppe Verdi. Bruno's home town of Ferrara boasts its own opera house where a young Gioachino Rossini launched his career. 'Opera is in the Italian DNA, as children we were taught to sing Va Pensiero and La Donna e Mobile before we learnt nursery rhymes. It touches your soul. The effect of seeing and hearing something so perfect is magical.'

Bruno frequents the opera regularly both here and when back home in Italy and he has performed with Opera North as Bacchus the God of Wine in a production of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld - a role in which he wore little more than a loin cloth and a bunch of grapes!

In this opening programme Bruno's choices include Largo Al Factotum from the Barber of Seville by Rossini; Casta Diva from Norma by Bellini and the Guiseppe Verdi chorus that was almost adopted as the Italian National Anthem - Va Pensiero - from Nabucco.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08x1qyb

Wonderful programme....I look forward to the rest of the series.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems I'm the only one listening to this programme. Smile

Each programme brings more favourite pieces of mine.

Nice one BBC....and Bruno
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've listened to the first two so far, Becky. Enjoyed muchly.

From La Wally...no, not him.

Monserrat Caballe - Ebben, le andro lontana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP7wfjSRs0s



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I've listened to the first two so far, Becky. Enjoyed muchly.

From La Wally...no, not him.

Monserrat Caballe - Ebben, le andro lontana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP7wfjSRs0s



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Beautiful

Every time I see Montserrat I think of her and Freddie ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fiOJDXA-E

I've just watched it three times!

I'm glad you're enjoying the programmes,Raver.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely place, Barcelona. But you wouldn't want to be at the airport right now

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-holidaymakers-fury-dangerous-chaotic-10929474.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Lovely place, Barcelona. But you wouldn't want to be at the airport right now

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-holidaymakers-fury-dangerous-chaotic-10929474.
That page won't open for me,Raver ..it says...

Sorry...
We can't find the page you requested
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh...let's have another go.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/barcelona-airport-strikes-cause-major-delays

One more Bruno to go. This really floated my boat yesterday, when I heard it...and reminded me of the time I saw Pavarotti in Hyde Park. Which, I'm happy to say, is on You Tube!

Anyway...Love Duet from Madame Butterfly...gorgeous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kGNkrcp0ks
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Oh...let's have another go.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/barcelona-airport-strikes-cause-major-delays

That 's working...thanks.

There are more strikes to come...a miserable time for those going on,or coming back, from holiday.It would seem it's mostly locals it's affecting.

oldraver wrote:

One more Bruno to go. This really floated my boat yesterday, when I heard it...and reminded me of the time I saw Pavarotti in Hyde Park. Which, I'm happy to say, is on You Tube!

I've thoroughly enjoyed every programme and hope he will be back with more

oldraver wrote:

Anyway...Love Duet from Madame Butterfly...gorgeous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kGNkrcp0ks


As you say,Raver...gorgeous...I love the whole opera..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Becky. I may have missed them, if it wasn't for you posting these up.

Here's hoping for some more.
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