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— May 2017 —

  25th Start Opera Queensland   
"THE PEARLFISHERS"
  26th Start Palace Opera broadcast La Scala   
"THE THIEVING MAGPIE"
  27th Opera Queensland   
"AN AFTERNOON WITH JASON BARRY SMITH AND FRIENDS"

— June 2017 —

  09th Start Palace Opera broadcast Opéra de Paris, Aida Garifullina   
"THE SNOW MAIDEN" (The original 1882 version)
  17th Start Palace Cinemas broadcast MET, Alice Coote   
"IDOMENEO"
  17th Start Dendy Arts broadcast MET, Alice Coote   
"IDOMENEO"
  20th Solstice   
Celebrate the Brisbane Midwinter's day on the 20thJune. Note:- The London Midsummer's day is on the 21st June
  23rd Start Palace Opera broadcast Opera di Firenze   
"DON CARLO"

— July 2017 —

  14th Start Opera Queensland   
"RUDDIGORE"
  27th Start Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University   
WEST SIDE STORY

  15th Start Palace Cinemas broadcast MET, Anna Netrebko   
"EUGENE ONEGIN"
  15th Start Dendy Arts broadcast MET, Anna Netrebko   
"EUGENE ONEGIN"
  28th Start Palace Opera broadcast Royal Opera, Jonas Kaufmann   
"OTELLO"

— August 2017 —

  5th Start Palace Cinemas broadcast MET, Renée Fleming   
"DER ROSENKAVALIER"
  5th Start Dendy Arts broadcast MET, Renée Fleming   
"DER ROSENKAVALIER"
  11th Start Palace Opera broadcast La Scala, Lenneke Ruiten   
"THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO"
  18th Start Palace Opera broadcast Opéra de Paris, Teresa Lervolino   
"LA CENERENTOLA"
  21st TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE   
North America

— September 2017 —

  1st Start Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University   
OPERA DOUBLE BILL
  22nd Equinox   
Brisbane:- The long hot summer begins

— November 2017 —

  9th Start QSO Concert Performance   
"EUGENE ONEGIN"
  23th Start QSO Concert Performance   
"CARMEN"

— December 2017 —

  21st Solstice   
Celebrate the Brisbane Midsummer's day

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Béla Bartók
DUKE BLUBEARD'S CASTLE

  Norman Foster and Ana Raquel Satre   
— Full opera. Sung in German. English Sub
  Robert Lloyd and Elizabeth Lawrence   
— Full opera English Sub
  Nadja Michael and Mikhail Patrenko   
— THE 5th DOOR SCENE Met HD
  John Tomlinson   
— THE 5th DOOR SCENE Subtitles in English

It is always better to be there at the Opera
In the case of DUKE BLUBEARD'S CASTLE, it is even better if the Orchestra outstandingly good and the Organ is large

Listening via very large Loudspeakers giver some Idea of what it is like to be there
A Concert performance is satisfactory. Your imagination is well able to provide the Castle, Doors, and Rooms

  László Polgár and Jessye Norman   
— THE 5th DOOR SCENE

"Judith, love me, ask no questions. See my castle gleams brightly. Open the fifth door........................"
' Ah!................ Your country is large and beautiful '
" All this shall be yours forever. Here sun, moon and stars dwell. They shall be your deathless playmates"

  Gregory Stapp and Jessica Medoff   
— Full opera. Sung in English
  Falk Struckmann and Charlotte Hellekant   
— Full opera concert. Subtitles in English

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Ludwig van Beethoven
FIDELIO

  Wilhelm Furtwängler, Elizabeth Schwarzopf and Kirsten Flagstad   
— OVERTÜRE and MIR IST WUNDERBAR "A wonderfull feeling fills me"

PIANO SONATAS

  Grigory Sokolov   
Op 2 No 3
  Wilhelm Kempff   
Op 31 No 3 "THE HUNT"
  Mikhail Pletnev   
Op 53 "WALDSTEIN"
  Grigory Sokolov   
Op 110

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Vincenzo Bellini
ADELSON E SALVINI

  Elīna Garanče   
— DOPO I'OSCURO NEMBO Score animation "After the dark storm I hoped for a sky serene....." Followed by MORE from Elīna Garanče

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI

  Elīna Garanče   
— SE ROMEO T'UCCISE UN FIGLIO "If a son fought to the death.... then weep.... then another son will take up the fight"
  Angela Gheorghiu   
OH! QUANTE VOLTE O QUANTE "Oh! how many times, oh how many times, do I cry to heaven waiting with ardor.........your face......you sighs ...the aura that surrounds you...."

NORMA

  Jamie Barton   
— SGOMBRA È LA SACRA SELVA
  Maria Biesu   
— CASTA DIVA "Chaste goddess,.... Enfold the earth in sweet peace" English sub
  Maria Callas and Mario Filappeschi   
— Full 1954 no sub
  Joan Sutherland, Margreta Elkins and Ron Stevens   
— Full Opera Sydney 1978 English sub
  Maria Callas, Eba Stignani and Joan Sutherland   
Full 1952 no sub
  Edita Gruberova and Elīna Garanče   
MIRA O NORMA "See, o Norma, at your knees, these dear, dear children. Let pity for them move you, even if you feel no pity for yourself.......... You have won ? embrace me. I have found my friend again. For the rest of my life I shall always stay with you.The earth is big enough to shelter us both from love. Together with you, courageously, We shall fight outrageous destiny, As long as in our breasts, our loving hearts shall beat..." Followed br MORE from Elīna Garanče
  Angela Meade and Jamie Barton   
— MIRA O NORMA
  Eba Stignani   
— SGOMBRA È LA SACRA SELVA 1937
  Joan Sutherland   
CASTA DIVA "Chaste goddess,.... Enfold the earth in sweet peace" 1960
  Elena Souliotis   
— CASTA DIVA "Chaste goddess,.... Enfold the earth in sweet peace"
  Elena Souliotis and Fiorenza Cossotto   
— MIRA O NORMA
  Joan Sutherland and Margreta Elkins   
— Full 1978 English sub

I PURITANI

  Olga Peretyatko   
— Full

ROBERTO DEVEREUX

  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— ALL'AFFLITTO È DOLCI IL PIANTO "Weeping is sweet to one who sorrows"

SONGS

  Monserrat Caballe   
— ALMEN SE NON POSS'IO

  Margaret Price   
— ALMEN SE NON POSS'IO

LA SONNAMBULA

  Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flóres   
PRENDI L'ANEL TI DONO English sub
  Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flóres   
SON GELOSO DEL English sub

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Hector Berlioz
LES TROYENS

  Jamie Barton   
ADIEU FIERÈ CITÈ "Aeneas, my soul pursues you. Chained to the object of it's love, it bears that love into eternal night....Venus, restore your son to me.......Dido expects only death.......Farwell fair city. I shall never see you again. My life on earth is over"

  Regine Crespin   
— JA VAIS MOURIR............ ADIEU FIERÈ CITÈ

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Leonard Bernstein
CANDIDE

  Leonard Bernstein   
— Full. English sub. Followed by MORE
  Diana Damrau   
— GLITTER AND BE GAY
  Jessica Pratt   
— GLITTER AND BE GAY

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Georges Bizet
CARMEN

  Plácido Domingo and Elina Obraztsova   
— English sub

  Teddy Tahu Rhodes   
— TOREADOR SONG Followed by MORE from Teddy Tahu Rhodes

  Tatiana Troyanos   
— HABANERA

LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES

  Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Jonas Kaufmann   
— AU FOND DU TEMPLE SAINT "Oh yes! Let us swear to remain friends! We have seen her, she is the Goddess"

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Benjamin Britten
PETER GRIMES

  Stephanie Gooch   
— "Embroidery in childhood was a luxury of idleness. A coil of silken thread giving dreams of a silk and satin life. Now my broidery affords the clue whose meaning we avoid. My hand remembered its old skill - These stitches tell a curious tale. I remember that I was brooding on the fantasies of children and dreamt that, by only wishing, I could bring some silk into their lives.
Now my broidery affords the clue whose meaning we avoid."

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Petr lljič Čajkovskij
EVŽEN ONĔGIN

  Gabriela Beňačková   
LETTER SCENE
  Nicole Car   
LETTER SCENE "Resolve all my doubts ........Perhaps this is all a meaningless dream. The delusion of an inexperienced heart.........It's finished. I'm afraid to re-read it"
  Tatiana Monogarova   
LETTER SCENE
  Anna Netrebko   
LETTER SCENE

THE QUEEN OF SPADES

  Vladimir Atlantov BOLSHOI   
— Full English sub
  Olga Borodina and Asmik Grigorian   
— LISA AND PAULINE DUET
  Olga Borodina and Maria Gulughina   
— " My darling little friend.....How sad I am without you...." (LISA AND PAULINE DUET)
  Olga Borodina   
— Full (LISA AND PAULINE DUET at 1HR 25Min 45Sec)
  Olga Borodina   
Pastoral
  Dmitri Hvorostovsky   
— "JA VAS LYUBLYU"
  Vesselina Kasarova and Edita Gruberova   
— LISA AND PAULINE DUET
  Hanna Schwarz and Lucia Popp   
— LISA AND PAULINE DUET

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Francesco Cilea
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

  Jamie Barton   
— ACERBA VOLLUTTÀ "Bitter pleasure.... sudden hurt.....longing......fear...... All these await the lover " Followed by MORE from singing competitions

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Gaetano Donizetti
L'ELISIR D'AMORE

  Juan Diego Flóres   
— QUANTO Ê BELLA "How beautiful she is! How charming. Adina..........."
  Luciano Pavarotti   
— QUANTO Ê BELLA
  Antonino Siragusa   
— UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA
  Fritz Wunderlich   
— QUANTO Ê BELLA
  Fritz Wunderlich   
— UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA

LA FAVORITE

  Jamie Barton   
O MON FERNAND "O! my Fernand...I would have given up everything to be yours..... but now, despised by you....let me die....come on cruel man, throw a black veil over me...The bride will be dead by tonight"
  Fiorenza Cossotto   
— O MON FERNAND "O! my Fernand...I would have given up everything to be yours..... but now, despised by you....let me die....come on cruel man, throw a black veil over me...The bride will be dead by tonight" Followed by MORE from Fiorenza Cossotto
  Elīna Garanče and Juan Diego Flóres   
— Full 2014 no sub
  Agnes Baltsa   
— O MON FERNAND
  Elīna Garanče   
— O MON FERNAND
  Marilyn Horn   
— O MON FERNAND

LA FILLE DU REGIMENT

  Juan Diego Flóres   
— AH MES AMIS "Ah! My friends..."

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

  Edita Gruberova   
— Full VIENNA GALA CONCERT 2015

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  

 Umberto Giordano
Umberto
Giordano
ANDRÉ CHÉRNIER

  Plácido Domingo and Gabriele Benacková   
— Full. English sub

FEDORA

  Jussi Björling   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Enrico Caruso   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Franco Corelli   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Giuseppe Giacomini   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Jonas Kaufmann   
AMOR TI VIETA "Love itself prevents you from not loving.....Your light hand that pushes me away still moves to hold my hand. Your eyes say: "I love you" even when your lips say: "I do not love you!"
  Mario Lanza   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Mario del Monaco   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Magda Olivero and Mario del Monaco   
— Full 1965 no sub
  Magda Olivero and Mario del Monaco   
— FINALE - THE DEATH OF FEDORA

" It is too late, all is lost, death is welcome......In life you cursed me. Perhaps when I am in my grave you will forgive me............. I'm cold............very cold......... I need more of your love. Sleep overcomes me. The night without end begins. Loris where are you?"
'I am here by your side to forgive you!'
"Oh beloved lips!....
She grabs his head with trembling hands and kisses his mouth
I love you!"
Fedora dies. Loris holds her in stunned silence

  Orchestra   
— INTERMEZZO
  Donald Smith   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Renata Tebaldi and Giuseppe di Stephano   
— AMOR TI VIETA
  Renata Tebaldi and Giuseppe di Stephano   
— FINALE
  Mara Zampieri and Sergej Larin   
FINALE

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Charles Gounod
FAUST

  Gabriele Benacková, Francisco Ariza and Ruggero Raimondi   
— Full. English sub. Act V starts at 2Hours 29 Min 45 Sec

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Ruggero Leoncavallo
PAGLIACCI

  Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas and Juan Pons.   
— Full movie no sub
  Jonas Kaufmann   
VESTI LA GIUBBA "Perform the play! While I am racked with grief, not knowing what I say or what I do! ...I must force myself to do it! You are not a man! You are Pagliaccio! Put on the costume, the powder and the paint: the people pay and want to laugh. If Harlequin steals your Columbine laugh, Pagliaccio, and all will applaud you! Change all your tears and anguish into clowning.......... Laugh, Pagliaccio, at your shattered love! Laugh at the sorrow that has rent your heart!"

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Pietro Mascagni
L'AMICO FRITZ

  José Bros   
— Full Italian sub
  Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti   
SUZEL BUON DI (CHERRY DUET) "We grew together like a double cherry."
  Magda Olivero and Ferruccio Tagliavini   
— SUZEL BUON DI (CHERRY DUET) "We grew together like a double cherry."

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

  Fiorenza Cossotto   
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Full. 1968. Herbert von Karajan.
  Plácido Domingo and Elina Obraztsova   
— Film English sub
  Jonas Kaufmann   
MAMMA, QUEL VINO È GENEROSO "Mother, that wine is strong and I've drunk too much of it today.... I must go out into the fields.... If I don't come back, you must be a mother to Santuzza "
  Jonas Kaufmann   
Full 2015
  Orchestra   
— INTERMEZZO

IRIS

  Magda Olivero   
— Full

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Jules Massenet
THAÏS

  Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson   
CONVERSION SCENE. English sub
  Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson   
FINAL SCENE. English sub
  LIBRETTIST L. Gallet   
THE DEATH OF THAÏS

" Is that you father? Do you remember the radient journey when you brought me here? "
" I remember only your mortal beauty! "
" Do you remember those hours of peace in the cool of the oasis? "
" Ah! I remember only the unslaked thirst that you alone can quench.. "
" And above all, do you remember your holy words that day when, through you, I learned about true love? "
" When I spoke I lied to you! "
" And now dawn is coming! "
" I lied to you! "
" Here are the roses of everlasting morning! "
" There is no heaven. Nothing is real but the love of human beings. I love you. "
" Heaven is opening! Here are the angels and the prophets..and the saints! They come smiling, their arms full of flowers! "
" Listen to me....My beloved... "
" Two white-winged seraphim are soaring in the blue, and as you said,the gentle consoler places his fingers of light upon my eyes, ah! wiping away my tears for ever "
" Come! you belong to me! O my Thaïs! I love you! I love you! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah, come! Say: I shall live! I shall live! "
" The sound of golden harps delights me! Sweet perfumes surround me! I sense an exquisite blessedness. ah! ah! a blessedness that lulls all my ills to sleep! "
" O my Thaïs. you belong to me! Thaïs! Thaïs! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah! come! come! "
" Ah! Heaven! I see......God! "
" She is dead! Pity me! "

  Elizabeth Vidal   
— LA CHARMEUSE
  Elizabeth Vidal   
— MEDITATION

WERTHER

  Jonas Kaufmann   
POURQUOI ME RÉVELLER. English sub

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Claudio Monteverdi
L'ORFEO

  Nickolaus Harnoncourt   
— Full. English sub

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Modest Mussorgsky
BORIS GODUNOV

  E. Nesterenko   
Bolshoi CORONATION SCENE English sub

  E. Nesterenko   
Bolshoi full English sub

KHOVANSHCHINA

  Claudio Abbado   
— Full English sub
  Mark Reizen   
— Full 1959 English sub

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
André Previn
A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE

  Renée Fleming   
"Soft people have got to shimmer and glow..."
  Renée Fleming   
"I can smell the sea....."

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Giacomo Puccin
LA BOHÈME

  Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón   
— Film HD

MADAME BUTTERFLY

  Opera Film   
— English sub

FANCIULLA DEL WEST

  Jussi Björling   
— CH'ELLA MI CREDA Followed by MORE from Jussi Björling
  Placido Domingo   
CH'ELLA MI CREDA "Tell her that I am free and far away, on a new path of redemption.....The days will pass, but I will not come back ... Minnie, the single flower of my life.... Minnie, the one who has loved me so well...."
  Placido Domingo and Carol Neblett   

  Placido Domingo and Mara Zampieri   

  Giuseppe Giacomini   
— CH'ELLA MI CREDA
  Jonas Kaufmann   
— CH'ELLA MI CREDA
  Mario del Monaco   
— CH'ELLA MI CREDA
  Mario del Monaco and Renata Tebaldi   
— Full 1959 no sub

IL TABARRO

  Mario del Monaco and Renata Tebaldi   
JOHN CARGHER'S THEME "It is no life for a woman, in that dark dingy cabin.........Down yonder lies Paris ever calling"

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  
Gioachino Rossini
ARMIDA

  Carmen Romeu   
— Full 2014 no sub

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

  Chiara Amarù   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Victoria de Los Angeles   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA" "Lindoro will be mine!..... I am obedient sweet and loving........ but if I am upset I am a Viper!"
  Teresa Berganza   
— Full English sub
  Olga Borodina   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Maria Callas   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Maria Callas   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA — Cadenza"
  Joyce DiDonato   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Elīna Garanče   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Cecilia Gasdia   
— Full 1998 no sub. "UNA VOCE POCO FA" is at 41 Minutes 32 Seconds:-
  Marilyn Horn   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Katherine Jenkins   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA" Failure
  Jennifer Larmore   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Maxim Mironov   
— "CESSA DI PIÙ RESISTERE"
  Olga Peretyatko   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Ewa Podleś   
— "UNA VOCE POCO FA"
  Samuel Ramey   
— THE CALUMNY ARIA English sub
  Beverly Sills   
Full 1976 English sub. "UNA VOCE POCO FA" is at 41 Minutes 40 Seconds
  Pretty Yende   
"UNA VOCE POCO FA" Part

LA CENERENTOLA

  Olga Borodina   
— NON PIÙ MESTA "I was born to sorrow and tears which I suffered in silence.....my fate has changed.......dry your eyes...........fly into my arms......"
  Elīna Garanče   
— NON PIÙ MESTA "I was born to sorrow and tears which I suffered in silence.....my fate has changed.......dry your eyes...........fly into my arms......"
  Frederica von Stade   
— Full film 1981 English sub

CIRO IN BABILONIA

  Ewa Podleś, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres   

  Ewa Podleś, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres   
— Full

MATILDE DI SHABRAN

  Olga Peretyatko and Juan Diego Flóres   
— Full

OTELLO

  John Osborn   
— Full no sub

SEMIRAMIDE

  Monserrat Caballé, Marilyn Horne and Samuel Ramey   
— Full no sub
  Mariella Devia and Ewa Podleś   
— Full no sub
  Joyce Di Donato   
— BEL RAGGIO LUSINGER Score animation "Beautiful lightning of hope and pleasure finally strikes me. Arsace come to me again. My soul has groaned, trembled, languished but now it is reborn! All my sorrows disappeared. All my fears have left me."
  Jessica Pratt   
— BEL RAGGIO LUSINGER
  Joseph Ward   
— LA SPERANZA PIU SOAVE 1965 "My heart, already more than happy, hopes even more sweetly for you, my bride"

STABAT MATER

  Anna Netrebko, Marianna Pizzolato, Matthew Polenzani, and Ildebrando d'Arcangelo   
— The Tenor aria starts at 12 Minutes 16 Seconds. That's "Breath Control".

TANCREDI

  Fiorenza Cossotto   
— DI TANTI PALPITI "Many heartbeats, and many pains, must pass untill I see you again........ My destiny is to be near you."
  Marilyn Horne   
— DI TANTI PALPITI "Many heartbeats, and many pains, must pass untill I see you again........ My destiny is to be near you."
  Ewa Podleś   
— DI TANTI PALPITI "Many heartbeats, and many pains, must pass untill I see you again........ My destiny is to be near you." Followed by Vesselina Kasarova and Jennifer Lamore

MOSES IN EGYPT

  Montserrat Caballé, Marilyn Horne, Franzisco Ariaza and Samuel Ramey   
— THE PRAYER
  Ildar Abdrazakov   
— THE PRAYER

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  

 Richard Strauss
Richard
Strauss
ARABELLA

  Renée Fleming   
— Full German sub
  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa   
— Full English sub

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

  Jessye Norman   
ES GIBT EIN REICH "There is a realm where everything is pure...... Dead realm. Here nothing is pure!........You beautiful, quiet God! See! Ariadne waits!"

CAPRICCIO

  Gundula Janowitz   
— Climax

ELEKTRA

  Leonie Rysanek   
— Full English sub

SALOME

  Gwyneth Jones   
— Full opera Followed by MORE

SONGS

  Gundula Janowitz   
— IM ABENDROT
  Jessye Norman   
— FRÜHLING
  Dame Margaret Price   
— IM ABENDROT
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— MORGEN
  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1954   

FRÜHLING " In darkening caverns, I dreamed long of your trees and azure breezes, of your scents and birdsong. How you lie revealed in glitter and array, bathed in light like a miracle before me You know me again. You invite me tenderly. Your blessed presence quivers through all my limbs. "
SEPTEMBER " The garden is in mourning.The rain falls coolly on the flowers. Summer shudders quietly to it's end. Leaf upon golden leaf is dropping down from the tall acacia tree. Summer smiles, amazed and exhausted, on the dying dream that was this garden. Long by the roses summer tarries, yearns for rest, slowly closes it's great weary eyes "
BEIM SCHLAFENGEHEN " The day has wearied me. I long for the the night to enfold me like a tired child. Hands stop all work. Head forgets all thoughts. All my senses long to sink into slumber. My spirit longs to soar, on free wings, into he magic of the night. "
IM ABENDROT "We have walked, hand in hand, through joy and pain. Now, we are resting from our travels in the quiet countryside. The valleys around us grow dark, only two larks still soar wistfully into the balmy sky. Let them fly about. Soon it will be time to sleep in solitude. O spacious, tranquil peace, so profound at twilight. How tired we are of travelling. Is this perchance death?
"

  Fritz Wunderlich   
HEIMLICHE AUFFORDERUNG. "........oh, come, you wonderous,longed-for night"

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  

 Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe
Verdi
ATTILA

  Samuel Ramey   
MENTRE GONFIARSI ÍANIMA English sub
  Samuel Ramey   
— Full Opera
  Cheryl Studer   
SANTO DI PATRIA

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

  Lisa Gasteen   
"Alvaro, I love you and up in the Heavens it is written: I will never see you again! Oh God, allow me to die!"
  Harteros, Kaufmann, Tézier, Krasteva, Kowalyov; Kušej, Fisch   
— Full Opera
  Rosa Ponselle and Ezio Pinza   
"The Virgin of the Angels" 1928 English sub
  Renata Tebaldi and Boris Christoff   
— "The Virgin of the Angels" 1958

MACBETH

  Thomas Hampson and Paoletta Marrocu   
— Full English sub

NABUCCO

  15 Sopranos   
— SALGO GIÀ DEL TRONO AURATO "I ascend the blood stained throne!"
  ARIRANG   
— PART OF THE OPERA 2017 English sub
  Maria Callas   
— THE FULL OPERA 1949
  Anita Cerquetti   
— BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ 1960
  Elizabeth Connell   
— BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Maria Guleghina   
BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Elena Souliotis   
— BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Birgit Nilsson   
BEN IO T'INVENNI "All the rage inside me, Abigail, shall fall on the pretender Fenena and her fake Kingdom"
  Birgit Nilsson   
ANCH'O DISCHIUSO "I too, opened my heart to love"

OTELLO

  Plácido Domingo   
— ESULTATE
  Lauritz Melchior   
ESULTATE Followed by MORE
  Mario del Monaco   
ESULTATE " Rejoice! We sunk the enemy fleet. We overcame the hurricane. Heaven is on our side"
  Simon O'Neill   
— ESULTATE

RIGOLETTO

  Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova and Luciano Pavarotti   
Full. English sub

SONGS

  Margaret Price   
— PERDUTA HO LA PACE "I have lost the peace"

LA TRAVIATA

  Maria Callas   
Full Mexico 1952
  Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Thomas Hampson   
— Full English sub

LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES

  Olga Peretyatko   
— MERCÈ DILETTI AMICHE "Abundant goods! dear friends"

  Joan Sutherland   
— MERCÈ DILETTI AMICHE "Abundant goods! dear friends"

 Bartók    Beethoven    Bellini    Berlioz    Bernstein    Bizet    Britten    Čajkovskij    Cilea    Donizetti    Giordano    Gounod    Leoncavallo    Mascagni    Massenet    Monteverdi    Mussorgsky    Previn    Puccini    Rossini    Strauss    Verdi    Wagner    Weber    Zandonai  

 Richard Wagner
Richard
Wagner
DIE FEEN

  Commentator Michael Dyson   
— 2009. Review

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

  Anne Evans   
— IMMOLATION SCENE English Sub
  Conductor Marek Janowski   
— Siegfried's Funeral March
  Gwyneth Jones   
— IMMOLATION SCENE English sub
  Gwyneth Jones   
— Full Bayreuth 1979 English sub
  Commentator Colin Mackerras AO   
— 2009 Valencia
  Jessye Norman   
IMMOLATION SCENE English Sub

LOHENGRIN

  Gundula Janowitz   
— ELSA'S DREAM "Lonely on cloudy days, I have prayed to God and heard the sound of a man's voice far away...... I have fallen asleep"
  Commentator Jonas Kaufmann   

  Jonas Kaufmann, Annette Dasch, and Evelyn Herlitzius   
— IN FERNEM LAND......MEIN LIEBER SCHWAN. La Scala 2012 Followed by MORE
  Laurirz Melchior   
— IN FERNEM LAND Followed by MORE

PARSIFAL

  MET 1993   
— Act 1 Prelude
  Waltraud Meier   
Kundry's seduction of Parsifal:- English sub
  ROYAL OPERA HOUSE   

DAS RHEINGOLD

  Director Patrice Chéreau   
Bayreuth 1976. Full English sub
  Ewa Podleś   
ERDA'S WARNING " Carefull, Wotan! carefull! Flee from the curse of the ring! Hopelessly dark ruin awaits you........... How it all was - I know; how everything is, how everything will be - I see................I gave birth to three of your daughters............... Listen! Listen! Listen! Everything that is, ends............ shun the ring! "

RIENZI

  Chorus   
— "Peace has come.Rienzi is absorbed in prayer"

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

  Orchestra only   
— Followed by MORE orchestra only
  Commentator Michael Dyson   
  Image   
— Wotan's Plan
  Director Patrice Chéreau   
— 1976 Documentary English commentry and sub

SIEGFRIED

  Anne Evans   
— HEIL DIR, SONNE! English Sub
  Kirsten Flagstad   
HEIL DIR SONNE! "Hail to thee sun!.... Hail to thee light!..... Hail to thee glorious day!"

SONGS

  Régine Crespin   

THE ANGEL " In early childhood, I often heard of angels. They would exchange the bliss of heaven...for the light of earth. I heard that when a sorrowing heart hides it's grief from the world... When it bleeds in silence, dissolving in tears... When it offers fervent prayers for deliverance...then an angel descends and raises it gently to heaven. Yes, an angel has come down to me. With shimmering wings it leads me far away from suffering. It bears my soul to heaven. "
  Kirsten Flagstad 1951   

THE ANGEL " In early childhood, I often heard of angels. They would exchange the bliss of heaven...for the light of earth. I heard that when a sorrowing heart hides it's grief from the world... When it bleeds in silence, dissolving in tears... When it offers fervent prayers for deliverance...then an angel descends and raises it gently to heaven. Yes, an angel has come down to me. With shimmering wings it leads me far away from suffering. It bears my soul to heaven. "

TANNHÄUSER

  Lisa Gasteen AO   
DICH, TEURE HALLE
  Gwyneth Jones   
— Full Bayreuth 1978 English sub Followed by MORE Full operas with english sub

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

  Eileen Farrell   
— LIEBESTOD 1958. Followed by MORE
  Kirsten Flagstad and Wilhelm Furtwängler   
— LIEBESTOD
  Evelyn Herlizius and Stephen Gould   
— TRISTAN AND ISOLDE. Full Bayreuth 2015. German sub
  Waltraud Meier   
LOVE DUET English sub
  Waltraud Meier   
— END OF ACT 3 AND LIEBESTOD English sub
  Birgit Nilsson   
LIEBESTOD. 1962.
  Birgit Nilsson and Hans Knappertsbusch   
— LIEBESTOD
  Jessye Norman   
LIEBESTOD English sub
  Dame Margaret Price   
LIEBESTOD "How softly and gently he smiles, how sweetly his eyes open - can you see, my friends, do you not see it? How he glows ever brighter, raising himself high amidst the stars? Do you not see it? How his heart swells with courage, gushing full and majestic in his breast? How in tender bliss sweet breath gently wafts from his lips - Friends! Look! Do you not feel and see it? Do I alone hear this melody so wondrously and gently sounding from within him, in bliss lamenting, all-expressing, gently reconciling, piercing me, soaring aloft, its sweet echoes resounding about me? Are they gentle aerial waves ringing out clearly, surging around me? Are they billows of blissful fragrance? As they seethe and roar about me, shall I breathe, shall I give ear? Shall I drink of them, plunge beneath them? Breathe my life away in sweet scents? In the heaving swell, in the resounding echoes, in the universal stream of the world-breath - to drown, to founder - unconscious - utmost rapture!"
  Commentator Colin Mackerras AO   
— 2009 Seville. Review

DIE WALKÜRE

  Bayreuth 1992   
— Full.
  Director Patrice Chéreau 1979   
— Full. English sub.
  Lauritz Melchoir, Max Lorenz, Set Svanholm, Raymón Vinay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Mario del Monaco, Jon Vickers, James King, Jess Thomas, Peter Hofmann, Siegfried Jerusalem, Plácido Domingo, Robert Dean Smith   
— WÄLSE! WÄLSE!
  Wiener Staatsoper 2015   
— Full

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Carl von Weber
OBERON

  Elizabeth Connell   
— "Ocean! Thou mighty monster......... It is a boat.............We are saved!"
  Birgit Nilsson   
— "Ocean! Thou mighty monster......... It is a boat.............We are saved!"
  Leonie Rysanek   
— Full no video

DER FREISCHÜTZ

  Director Achim Freyer   
— The wolf's glen scene. Part 1
  Director Achim Freyer   
— The wolf's glen scene. Part 2
  Carlos Klieber   
— Full no video Followed by MORE from Carlos Klieber
  Gundula Janowitz   
UND OB DIE WOLKE SIE VERHÜLLE "The Sun reigns over the world even when hidden by cloud. It takes all who have truly loved..... It takes me with fatherly love ........ This is my last morning"
  Dame Margaret Price   
UND OB DIE WOLKE SIE VERHÜLLE "The Sun reigns over the world even when hidden by cloud. It takes all who have truly loved..... It takes me with fatherly love ........ This is my last morning"
  Arlene Saunders and Ernst Kozue   
— Full English sub
  CONDUCTOR Simone Young   
OVERTURE

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FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

  Mario del Monaco and Magda Olivero   
— "Paolo,give me peace..."
  Magda Olivero   
— Born 25th March 1910 (or perhaps 1913 or 1914)
Magda made her Debut in 1931
The above performance:- 18th April 2009
Magda died 8th September 2014

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  ABIGAILLE    Nilsson
— From Nabucco, Birgit Nilsson sings " Ben io t'invenni Salgo già "This is amazing Singing
— For amazing Singing/Acting, from 1949 listen to Callas   " Ben io t'invenni Salgo già "   
  ABIGAILLE CONTINUED    Nilsson
  AGATHE    Janowitz
  ACCOMPANIST    Clifford
— Brisbane Piano Accompanist, Barbara Clifford, advises on content for this website
  ADJECTIVE / PRONOUN    Fewer
— The following is an example the    correct usage :- " One end of the seesaw held FEWER people but the other end of the seesaw held LESS weight "
— The following is an example the incorrect usage :- " Ten items or LESS "

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 Brisbane Piano Accompanist Barbara Clifford

  "ACH, SO FROMM"    Kaufmann
  "ADALGESIA"    Stignani
— In 1937, when this recording was made, Ebe Stignani was 32 Years of age
  "ADIEU FIERÈ CITÈ"    Barton
— This was part of the Cardiff Singer Competition in 1013. Jamie won both sections of this competition This has English subtitles
  "AH MES AMIS"    Flóres
  AÏDA    Harteros
  "AMOR TI VIETA"    Kaufmann
 "ANGELS GUARD THEE"    McCormack
  ARABELLA    Fleming
  ARIA    Baltsa
  ARIADNE    Norman
  ART SONG (Italian)    Baker-Genovesi
"It is snowing. The white flakes whirl silently, they dance through the air and settle on the ground, on the fields, on the sleeping winter gardens. All is quiet. The whole world seems locked in this white silence. But in this immense calm, my thoughts return to you my lost love."
  ATILLA    Ramey
— Keep watching this. In front of an Italian audience,Samuel Ramey repeats "Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima..." !!!!!
  AUSTRALIAN BORN TENOR    Smith
— Björling is at 6 Minutes and 55 Seconds in this comparison of 10 Tenors
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  BARITONE    Hvorostovsky
  BEAUTIFUL VOICE    Puskarz-Thomas
— Xenia is a beautiful human being. Here she recites and then sings "VADO MA DOVE"
— Mozart wrote this Aria for the Soprano singing the role of Madam Lucilla in an opera by Solere. It has been been sung to good effect by Dorabella in Così fan tutti
— At least 15Mb/second Internet download speed is necessary in order to play this video without interruption
— Please click on HELP in this website for more on the important matter of Internet speed
  BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATA    Opus 31 Number 3
  BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET NUMBER 15 "Heiliger Dankgesang"    Opus 132. Third Movement
— We, Barbara Clifford and Neil Fleming, played this during our wedding ceremony on the March equinox in 2012
  BIRD SPECIES    Pale-Headed Rosella
— This Pale-Headed Rosella was cautiously eating grey stripe sunflower seen that we ( Barbara Clifford and Neil Fleming) put out in our Brisbane back yard.
  BIST DU BEI MIR    Heynis
  BRISBANE BORN SOPRANO    Gasteen
  BRISBANE BORN TENOR    La Spina
  BUTTERFLY    Ponselle
— 1919 . This has English subtitles
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 "CHE GELIDA MANINA"    Martinelli
 "CH'ELLA MI CREDA"    Domingo
  COLOUR   
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  CONCERT PIANIST    LE
— This is the concerto Daniel played in the Final of the 2015 Lev Vlessenko competition
  CONDUCTOR    Young
  CONTRALTO    Heynis
  COUNT    Flóres
— This is the Count in 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' by Gioachino Rossini
  COUNT    Siragusa
— This is the Count in 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' by Giovanni Paisiello
  CROCODILE SPECIES    Australian freshwater crocodile
— This photograph of a fine specimen of Crocodylus johnsoni was taken my me ( Neil Fleming ) in the Katherine River. This is a "Freshie", not to be confused with the very dangerous "Saltie" (Crocodylus porosus)
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 "DOPO L'OSCURO NEMBO"    Garanče
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  EASTER GODESS    Earlier   BABYLONIAN GODESS ISHTAR    and   SUMERIAN GODDESS INNANA     Innana Ishtar Oestre Easter
  EASTER SUNDAY 1st April 2018    Earlier   Full Moon 31st March 2018    Earlier   EQUINOX·MARCH 21st March 2018   
  " EBBEN! NE ANDRO LONTANA "    Callas
THE BEST SOPRANO EVER. English Subtitles.
  ECLIPSE    Total Solar ECLIPSE. Kowanyama. Queensland. 2012
— This photograph was taken, at totality, my me ( Neil Fleming ) at the Sheifo crossing the Mitchell river. I was looking north east accross the river. Only the Corona is visible. Eye protection is essential as soon as the Sun starts to reappear as the Diamond in the "Diamond Ring"
  ECSLARMONDE    Sutherland
  ELEKTRA    Nilsson
 "ESULTATE"    del Monaco
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  FEDORA    Olivero
" It is too late, all is lost, death is welcome......In life you cursed me. Perhaps when I am in my grave you will forgive me............. I'm cold............very cold......... I need more of your love. Sleep overcomes me. The night without end begins. Loris where are you?" 'I am here by your side to forgive you!' "Oh beloved lips!.... She grabs his head with trembling hands and kisses his mouth...... I love you!" Fedora dies. Loris holds her in stunned silence
  FIORDILIGI    Car
— Very few Sopranos sing this aria as well as the Australian Nicole Car
  FERNAND    Pavarotti
  FERRANDO    Kaufmann
  FIORILLA    Peretyatko
— I have chosen this controversial Soprano only because I was there and, for me, it was life imitating art. Perhaps I may be lucky enough to see and hear Damrau perform this role
  FLEMINGS    Nine

 Nine Flemings

 Flemings

  FOUR LAST SONGS    Schwarzkopf
— This was recorded in 1954 with Otto Ackermann conducting
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  GIOCONDA    Ponselle
— This has English subtitles
  GIORGETTA    Tebaldi
— This music was used by John Cargher to introduce his long running Radio Program. The Soprano is Renata Tebaldi. The Tenor is Mario del Monaco. The Opera is "Il Tabarro"
  GOD    Apollo — God of MUSIC, Poetry, Art, Medicine, Sun, Light, and Knowledge
— Greek God — Son of Zeus
  GODDESS    Inanna — Queen of Heaven, and Goddess of love
— Sumerian Goddess (ca. 4000—3100 BC) "Innana" — otherwise known as, "Ishtar", later " Ôstre", later "EASTER")
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  HUMAN    Any human who likes this 78 seconds of music or is destined to like it when they are older
— Also any human who is SKEPTICAL OF ALL CLAIMS, and speaks out, from time to time, when claims seem to be TOO EXTRAORDINARY TO BE TRUE
We all stand on the shoulders of giants. My understanding of what it is to be a Skeptic comes from the written word of Charles Mackay "Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" ( 1841 ), "There is no reason whatever to fear a CRASH "
The spoken word of the late Jacob Bronowski " Science is the acceptance of WHAT WORKS and the rejection of WHAT DOES NOT "
, and the spoken word of the late Carl Sagan " All claims require evidence but EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE "
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  JEZIBABA    Barton
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  "LATZTE ROSE"   Rothenberger
— Anneliese Rothenberger is joined by Fritz Wunderlich at the end of this her Aria!
  LEONOR    Barton
— This was in 2012. In 2013, Jamie Barton again sang "O Mio Fernando" when she won both prizes in Cardiff
 "LIEBESTOD"    Price
  LISZT PIANO SONATA    Opus 31 Number 3
— This is the B minor Sonata. Played here by Evgeny Kissin
 "O LOLA"    Caruso
  LYONEL    Wunderlich
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  MADELEINE    Fleming
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  NORMA    Sutherland
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  ODABELLA    Studer
  OPERA    Così fan tutti
— This is part 1 of 4
  OPERA    Così fan tutti
— This is part 2 of 4
  OPERA    Così fan tutti
— This is part 3 of 4. At 25 Minutes and 25 Seconds Dorabella has the aria:- "Vado ma Dove" Mozart wrote this for the Soprano in a different opera. "Vado ma Dove" seems to work well in this opera!
  OPERA    Così fan tutti
— This is part 4 of 4
  OPERA FOR CONCERT PERFORMANCE    Bluebeard's Castle
— John Tomlinson and Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet.
It is always better to be there, at the Opera.
In the case of Bluebeard's Castle, it is even better if the Orchestra outstandingly good and the Organ is massive
If you can not be there, this video using large high quality loudspeakers to reproduce the sound will give you some idea of what it is like to be there
  OPERA FOR LISTENING AND NOT WATCHING    La Wally
— Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco ". This is the full opera
"Ebben! Ne Andro Lontan" starts at 28 Minutes and 5 Seconds
Wally's sad contemplation of the the glacier near her house starts at 1 Hour 35 Minutes 30 Seconds.
It may be better to imagine the avalanche in the Tyrolean Alps than to look at an "avalanche" on Stage
  OTELLO    Kaufmann
  OVERTURE    'Der Freischutz'
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  PAULINE    Borodina
  "PERDUTA HO LA PACE"    Price
  POLITICAL PARTY    Sustainable Australia
— If we humans were to
REJECT FANATICAL LEADERS AND CHOOSE SKEPTICAL LEADERS WHO CAREFULLY WEIGH THE THE EVIDENCE
Then, each year, many fewer humans would die in conflicts and many fewer non-human species would become extinct.
— If we humans were to
REJECT CORRUPT LEADERS AND REJECT LEADERS WHO ARE MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT THEY CAN BE RATHER THAN WHAT THEY CAN DO
many fewer humans would live in poverty
— Major worldwide world problems are caused by excessive population growth. Current World population is 7,000,000,000. Current rates of growth will produce a population of 9,000,000,000 in 2050
WE SHOULD SET A TARGET POPULATION OF 8,000,000,000 IN 2050
— Australian Education and Health Infrastructure is not be sustainable when the net immigration exceeds 100,000 per year. Currently the Australian net immigration exceeds 200,000 per year
WE SHOULD REDUCE THE AUSTRALIAN NET IMMIGRATION RATE
  POWERLIFTING RECORDS   Fleming
— That is me — Neil Fleming — I am currently holding 6 Australian records for — MEN — MASTERS IV —

 Deadlift
Click the certificate ABOVE for my
255Kg Deadlift at the State Titles held in Rockhampton 22 Feb 2005.
On that day I weighed in at 120.4KG
Adam Firman weighed in at 108.4Kg
I again weighed in at 120.4KG in 2012 but then I was 70 years old. My180Kg deadlift was thus a new Australian record. This record still stands. Please see POWERLIFTING RECORDS above

  PRAYER    Caballé, Horne, and Ramey
  PUNCTUATION    Oxford comma (Serial comma)
— List with      Serial comma :- $100, $90, $80, and $70
— List without Serial comma :- $100, $90, $80 and $70
— If offered one choice from each list,
I would choose $100 from the first list because $100 is more than any of the other three items
I would choose $80 and $70 from the second list because $140 is more than either of the other two items. From this second example it is clear that it is OK for a writer to NOT USE THE SERIAL COMMA IF THIS MEANING IS INTENDED
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  "QUANTO Ê BELLA"    Wunderlich
  QUEEN OF THE NIGHT    Damrau
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  RIENZI    Kollo
  RIGOLETTO    Wixell
— This has English subtitles
  "RUHE SANFT, MEIN HOLDES LEBEN"    Te Kanawa
  RUSALKA    Benacková
— Please start this film at 18 Minutes and 00 Seconds if you are short of time
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  SANTUZZA    Cossotto
— Please start this film at 33 Minutes and 10 Seconds if you are short of time
  SINGING TEACHER    Baker-Genovesi
— Photograph — Left to right — Eugenie, Xenia, and Skye Puskarz-Thomas with Xenia's singing teacher Margaret Baker-Genovesi
  SOLSTICE    Yule/Christmas
  SOPRANO ASSOLUTA    Callas 1923 — 1977
— THE BEST SOPRANO EVER

This is a facinating documentary that commemorated the 30th anniversary of Maria Callas's death
Maria Callas performed La Gioconda, before a crowd of 25 thousand people, at Verona in 1947. No recordings, of that, exist.
She performed one Vespri, five Puritanis, nine Normas, three Trovatores, four Entfühurungs, and three Armidas between January and May in 1952
She lost 35 Kilograms of body weight during 1953/1954
Click IMAGE BELOW for Norma — 1948, La Traviata — 1951, I Vespri Siciliana — 1951, Orfeo ed Uridice (Haydn) — 1951,I Puritani — 1952,Armida — 1952 Lucia de Lammermoor — 1953, and Medea — 1953
 Maria Callas
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Norma in 1948
Click IMAGE BELOW for La Traviata — Mexico — 1952
 Maria Callas 1951
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Violetta 1951
Click IMAGE BELOW for Callas — Nabucco —Ben io t'invenni Salgo già — 1949
 Maria Callas 1958
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Violetta 1958

  SOPRANO   Callas
— Compare Callas, Mezzo — Sopranos, and Lírico — Coloratura — Sopranos
  SOPRANO FAILURE   Jenkins
Compare Jenkins, Mezzo — Sopranos, and Lírico — Coloratura — Sopranos
  "STABAT MATER"    Rossini
— The Tenor Aria starts at 12 Minutes 16 Seconds. That's "Breath Control".
  STRONGMAN    Samuelsson
— The Swedish strongman Magnus Samuelsson won the 1998 Worlds Strongest Man competition. Magnus was in the final nine times within a ten year period
  STRONGMAN UNDER 105kG    Sendwick
— The Polish strongman Marcin Sendwick won the, under 105Kg(bodyweight) 2016 Worlds Strongest Man competition
  STRONGMEN HISTORIC    Shaw, Henry, Björnsson, Savickas, Pudzianowski, Wilson, Kazmaier, Anderson
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  TATIANA    Car
— Brilliant Australian soprano Nicole Car — 2015
  TENOR    Kaufmann
  "IN TRUTINA"    Janowitz
  THAÏS FINAL SCENE    LIBRETTIST L. Gallet
" Is that you father? Do you remember the radient journey when you brought me here? " " I remember only your mortal beauty! " " Do you remember those hours of peace in the cool of the oasis? " " Ah! I remember only the unslaked thirst that you alone can quench.. " " And above all, do you remember your holy words that day when, through you, I learned about true love? " " When I spoke I lied to you! " " And now dawn is coming! " " I lied to you! " " Here are the roses of everlasting morning! " " There is no heaven. Nothing is real but the love of human beings. I love you. " " Heaven is opening! Here are the angels and the prophets..and the saints! They come smiling, their arms full of flowers! " " Listen to me....My beloved... " " Two white-winged seraphim are soaring in the blue, and as you said,the gentle consoler places his fingers of light upon my eyes, ah! wiping away my tears for ever " " Come! you belong to me! O my Thaïs! I love you! I love you! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah, come! Say: I shall live! I shall live! " " The sound of golden harps delights me! Sweet perfumes surround me! I sense an exquisite blessedness. ah! ah! a blessedness that lulls all my ills to sleep! " " O my Thaïs. you belong to me! Thaïs! Thaïs! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah! come! come! " " Ah! Heaven! I see......God! " " She is dead! Pity me! "
  THAÏS FINAL SCENE    Fleming & Hampson
— Perfect Singing/Acting
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  "UNA VOCE POCO FA "    de Los Angeles
  "UNA VOCE POCO FA — Cadenza "    Callas
  "URLICH "    Heynis
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  VIDEO    TV 2 Denmark
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  WOLFRAM    Mattei

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  Victoria de Los Angeles    UNA VOCE POCO FA

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  Janet Baker    VADO MA DOVE
  Margaret Baker-Genovesi    SNOW FALL
"It is snowing:
The white flakes whirl silently, they dance through the air and settle on the ground, on the fields, on the sleeping winter gardens.
All is quiet:
the whole world seems locked in this white silence.
But in this immense calm, my thoughts return to you my lost love
  Jamie Barton   
— Website
  Jamie Barton    WHERE CORALS LIE
  Jamie Barton    ADIEU FIERÈ CITÈ
"Aeneas, my soul pursues you. Chained to the object of it's love, it bears that love into eternal night....Venus, restore your son to me.......Dido expects only death.......Farwell fair city. I shall never see you again. My life on earth is over"
  Jamie Barton    O MON FERNAND
"O! my Fernand...I would have given up everything to be yours..... but now, despised by you....let me die....come on cruel man, throw a black veil over me...The bride will be dead by tonight"

  Jamie Barton   
GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE
  Jamie Barton   
SGOMBRA È LA SACRA SELVA
  Jamie Barton   
STRIDE LA VAMPA
At 32Minutes 10Seconds
  Jamie Barton    UNBEWEGTE LAUE LUFT
  Maria Biesu    CASTA DIVA
"Chaste goddess,.... Enfold the earth in sweet peace" English sub
  Gabriele Benacková    MEFISTOFELE
"L'altra notte in fondo al mare"
  Gabriele Benacková    RUSALKA
— Full film 1977
  Gabriele Benacková    RUSALKA
"Mesicku nabi hlubokem"
  Gabriele Benacková, Francisco Ariza and Ruggero Raimondi    FAUST
Full. English sub. Act V s at 2Hours 29 Min 45 Sec
  Jussi Björling    CHÈLLA MI CREDA
"Tell her that I am free and far away, on a new path of redemption.....The days will pass, but I will not come back ... Minnie, the single flower of my life.... Minnie, the one who has loved me so well....."
  Jussi Björling    O HOLY NIGHT
  Olga Borodina and Asmik Grigorian    LISA AND PAULINE DUET
" My darling little friend"
  Olga Borodina and Maria Gulughina    LISA AND PAULINE DUET
" My darling little friend"
  Olga Borodina    NON PIU MESTA
  Olga Borodina    PRINTEMPS QUI COMMENCE
  Olga Borodina    UNA VOCE POCO FA

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Maria Callas

  SOPRANO ASSOLUTA    Callas 1923 — 1977

This is a facinating documentary that commemorated the 30th anniversary of Maria Callas's death
Maria Callas performed La Gioconda, before a crowd of 25 thousand people, at Verona in 1947. No recordings, of that, exist.
She performed one Vespri, five Puritanis, nine Normas, three Trovatores, four Entfühurungs, and three Armidas between January and May in 1952
She lost 35 Kilograms of body weight during 1953/1954
Click IMAGE BELOW for Norma — 1948, La Traviata — 1951, I Vespri Siciliana — 1951, Orfeo ed Uridice (Haydn) — 1951,I Puritani — 1952,Armida — 1952 Lucia de Lammermoor — 1953, and Medea — 1953
 Maria Callas
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Norma in 1948
Click IMAGE BELOW for La Traviata — Mexico — 1952
 Maria Callas 1951
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Violetta 1951
Click IMAGE BELOW for Callas — Nabucco —Ben io t'invenni Salgo già — 1949
 Maria Callas 1958
ABOVE:- Maria Callas as Violetta 1958

  Nicole Car    COME SCOGLIO
— ".....Get out of here at once!......It will be in vein for you, and every other man, to try to seduce our souls........"
  Nicole Car    LETTER SCENE
— "Resolve all my doubts ........Perhaps this is all a meaningless dream. The delusion of an inexperienced heart.........It's finished. I'm afraid to re-read it"
  Nicole Car    SONG TO THE MOON
  Enrico Caruso    CORE ‘NGRATO
  Anita Cerquetti    BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
— 1960
  Elizabeth Connell    BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Elizabeth Connell   OCEAN! THOU MIGHTY MONSTER
"Ocean! Thou mighty monster......... It is a boat.............We are saved!"
  Fiorenza Cossotto    O MON FERNAND
— "O! my Fernand...I would have given up everything to be yours..... but now, despised by you....let me die....come on cruel man, throw a black veil over me...The bride will be dead by tonight"
  Fiorenza Cossotto    CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Full. 1968. Herbert von Karajan
  Fiorenza Cossotto    DI TANTI PALPITI
"Many heartbeats, and many pains, must pass untill I see you again........ My destiny is to be near you."
  Régine Crespin    THE ANGEL
" In early childhood, I often heard of angels. They would exchange the bliss of heaven...for the light of earth. I heard that when a sorrowing heart hides it's grief from the world... When it bleeds in silence, dissolving in tears... When it offers fervent prayers for deliverance...then an angel descends and raises it gently to heaven. Yes, an angel has come down to me. With shimmering wings it leads me far away from suffering. It bears my soul to heaven. "
  Régine Crespin    LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE

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  Diana Damrau   
— Website
  Diana Damrau    GLITTER AND BE GAY
  Diana Damrau   
DER HÖLLE RACHE
  Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flóres    PRENDI L'ANEL TI DONO
— English sub
  Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flóres    SON GELOSO DEL
— English sub
  Natalie Dessay and Elizabeth Videl    LAKME BELL ARIA DUET
— 1996
  Joyce DiDonato   
  Joyce Di Donato    BEL RAGGIO LUSINGER
— Score animation "Beautiful lightning of hope and pleasure finally strikes me. Arsace come to me again. My soul has groaned, trembled, languished but now it is reborn! All my sorrows disappeared. All my fears have left me."
  Plácido Domingo    CH'ELLA MI CREDA
— "Tell her that I am free and far away, on a new path of redemption.....The days will pass, but I will not come back ... Minnie, the single flower of my life.... Minnie, the one who has loved me so well....."

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  Eileen Farrell    LIEBESTOD
— 1958
  Kathleen Ferrier    URLICHT
  Kathleen Ferrier    ART THOU TROUBLED
  Kirstin Flagstad    Film
  Kirsten Flagstad    HOW TO SING WAGNER
— 1950
  Kirsten Flagstad    LIEBESTOD
  Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson    THE DEATH OF THAÏS

" Is that you father? Do you remember the radient journey when you brought me here? "
" I remember only your mortal beauty! "
" Do you remember those hours of peace in the cool of the oasis? "
" Ah! I remember only the unslaked thirst that you alone can quench.. "
" And above all, do you remember your holy words that day when, through you, I learned about true love? "
" When I spoke I lied to you! "
" And now dawn is coming! "
" I lied to you! "
" Here are the roses of everlasting morning! "
" There is no heaven. Nothing is real but the love of human beings. I love you. "
" Heaven is opening! Here are the angels and the prophets..and the saints! They come smiling, their arms full of flowers! "
" Listen to me....My beloved... "
" Two white-winged seraphim are soaring in the blue, and as you said,the gentle consoler places his fingers of light upon my eyes, ah! wiping away my tears for ever "
" Come! you belong to me! O my Thaïs! I love you! I love you! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah, come! Say: I shall live! I shall live! "
" The sound of golden harps delights me! Sweet perfumes surround me! I sense an exquisite blessedness. ah! ah! a blessedness that lulls all my ills to sleep! "
" O my Thaïs. you belong to me! Thaïs! Thaïs! I love you! Come! Thaïs, ah! come! come! "
" Ah! Heaven! I see......God! "
" She is dead! Pity me! "

  Juan Diego Flóres    AH MES AMIS
— "Ah! My friends..."
  Juan Diego Flóres    AVE MARIA
  Juan Diego Flóres    ROSSINI ARIAS
  Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti   
CHERRY DUET
— "We grew together like a double cherry."

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  Elīna Garanče   
— Website
  Elīna Garanče    DOPO I'OSCURO NEMBO
— Score animation "After the dark storm I hoped for a sky serene....."
  Elīna Garanče    SE ROMEO T'UCCISE UN FIGLIO
— "If a son fought to the death.... then weep.... then another son will take up the fight"
  Lisa Gasteen AO   
  Angela Gheorghiu    EBBEN? NE ANDRÒ LONTANA
— "So I shall go far away....... There where hope becomes regret............. Amidst the white snow and the golden clouds." English sub
  Angela Gheorghiu    OH! QUANTE VOLTE O QUANTE
— "Oh! how many times, oh how many times, do I cry to heaven waiting with ardor.........your face......you sighs ...the aura that surrounds you...."
  Giuseppe Giacomini    AMOR TI VIETA
  Giuseppe Giacomini    CH'ELLA MI CREDA
  Giuseppe Giacomini    E'LA SOLITA STORIA DEL PASTORE
  Stephanie Gooch    BEFREIT
  Asmik Grigorian and Olga Borodina   
LISA AND PAULINE DUET
— " My darling little friend"
  Edita Gruberova    LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
— Full VIENNA GALA CONCERT 2015
  Rebecca Gulinello    MI TRADI QUELL'ALMA INGRATA
  Maria Gulughina and Olga Borodina    LISA AND PAULINE DUET
— "My darling little friend"

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  Thomas Hampson and Paoletta Marrocu    MACBETH
— Full. English sub
  Anja Harteros    O PATRIA MIA
  Evelyn Herlizius and Stephen Gould    GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
— Full 2015
  Evelyn Herlizius and Stephen Gould    TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
— Full Bayreuth 2015. German sub
  Aafje Heynis    URLICHT
  Marilyn Horne    UNA VOCE POCO FA
  Dmitri Hvorostovsky   
— Website

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  Gundula Janowitz    ELSA'S DREAM
— "Lonely on cloudy days, I have prayed to God and heard the sound of a man's voice far away...... I have fallen asleep"
  Gundula Janowitz    UND OB DIE WOLKE SIE VERHÜLLE
— "The Sun reigns over the world even when hidden by cloud. It takes all who have truly loved..... It takes me with fatherly love ........ This is my last morning"
  Florence Foster Jenkins. SOPRANO FAILURE    DER HÖLLE RACHE
  Katherine Jenkins. SOPRANO FAILURE    UNA VOCE POCO FA
  Gwyneth Jones    TANNHAUSER
— Full Bayreuth 1978 English sub

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  Kiti te Kanawa   
RUHE SANFT, MEIN HOLDES LEBEN
— "Gently rest my darling......may your dreams of love, at last, become reality"
  Jonas Kaufmann   
— Website
  Jonas Kaufmann    AMOR TI VIETA
— "Love itself prevents you from not loving.....Your light hand that pushes me away still moves to hold my hand. Your eyes say: "I love you" even when your lips say: "I do not love you!"
  Jonas Kaufmann, Annette Dasch, and Evelyn Herlitzius    IN FERNEM LAND......MEIN LIEBER SCHWAN.
— La Scala 2012
  Jonas Kaufmann    Vocal Problems
  Jonas Kaufmann    ZUIGNUNG

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  Jennifer Larmore    UNA VOCE POCO FA
  Max Lorenz   
— Film

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  Emma Matthews    MAD SCENE
— from Lucia di Lammermoor Followed by MORE from Emma Matthews
  Angela Meade and Jamie Barton    MIRA O NORMA
  Waltraud Meier   
— Website
  Waltraud Meier    END OF ACT 3 AND LIEBESTOD
— English sub
  Waltraud Meier    KUNDRY'S SEDUCTION OF PARSIFAL
— English sub
— Followed by MORE
  Lauritz Melchior    IN FERNEM LAND
  Lauritz Melchior    Siegmund's VALSE! cry
— Followed by MORE heldentenors or mere tenors
  Maxim Mironov    CESSA DI PIÙ RESISTERE
— Followed by MORE Bel Canto
  Mario del Monaco    ESEULTATE
  Mario del Monaco    CH'ELLA MI CREDA
  Mario del Monaco    NESSUN DORMA
— Followed by MORE including Björling, Domingo and Lanza
  Mario del Monaco and Renata Tebaldi    JOHN CARGHER'S THEME
— "It is no life for a woman, in that dark dingy cabin.........Down yonder lies Paris ever calling"
  Tatiana Monogarova    LETTER SCENE
— "Resolve all my doubts ........Perhaps this is all a meaningless dream. The delusion of an inexperienced heart.........It's finished. I'm afraid to re-read it"

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  Simon O'Neill   
— Website
  Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann    PERIGI O CARA
  Rachel Nicholls   
— Website
  Birgit Nilsson    BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Birgit Nilsson   
LIEBESTOD

"How softly and gently he smiles, how sweetly his eyes open - can you see, my friends, do you not see it? How he glows ever brighter, raising himself high amidst the stars? Do you not see it? How his heart swells with courage, gushing full and majestic in his breast? How in tender bliss sweet breath gently wafts from his lips - Friends! Look! Do you not feel and see it? Do I alone hear this melody so wondrously and gently sounding from within him, in bliss lamenting, all-expressing, gently reconciling, piercing me, soaring aloft, its sweet echoes resounding about me? Are they gentle aerial waves ringing out clearly, surging around me? Are they billows of blissful fragrance? As they seethe and roar about me, shall I breathe, shall I give ear? Shall I drink of them, plunge beneath them? Breathe my life away in sweet scents? In the heaving swell, in the resounding echoes, in the universal stream of the world-breath - to drown, to founder - unconscious - utmost rapture!"

  Birgit Nilsson    HEIL DIR SONNE!
— "Hail to thee sun!.... Hail to thee light!..... Hail to thee glorious day!"
  Birgit Nilsson    TOSCA, LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, SALOME and TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
— From tape, an interview, with reference to, above Operas
  Jessye Norman    FRÜHLING.
  Jessye Norman    IMMOLATION SCENE
— English Sub
  Jessye Norman    LIEBESTOD
— English sub

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  Magda Olivero and Mario del Monaco    THE DEATH OF FEDORA

" It is too late, all is lost, death is welcome......In life you cursed me. Perhaps when I am in my grave you will forgive me............. I'm cold............very cold......... I need more of your love. Sleep overcomes me. The night without end begins. Loris where are you?"
'I am here by your side to forgive you!'
"Oh beloved lips!....
She grabs his head with trembling hands and kisses his mouth
I love you!"
Fedora dies. Loris holds her in stunned silence

  Magda Olivero and Ferruccio Tagliavini    SUZEL BUON DI (CHERRY DUET)
— Followed by MORE including, VISSI D'ART, E STRANO......SEMPRE LIBRA and on film in MEFISTOFELE

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  Olga Peretyatko    SQUALLIDA VESTE E BRUNA
— Fiorilla's aria Pesaro festival 2016
  Ewa Podleś   
— Website
  Ewa Podleś    DI TANTI PALPITI
— "Many heartbeats, and many pains, must pass untill I see you again........ My destiny is to be near you." Followed by Vesselina Kasarova, Jennifer Lamore and MORE
  Maria Pollicina    Photograph
  Rosa Ponselle    SUICIDO
— English sub
  Jessica Pratt    GLITTER AND BE GAY
  Dame Margaret Price    LIEBESTOD
— "How softly and gently he smiles, how sweetly his eyes open - can you see, my friends, do you not see it? How he glows ever brighter, raising himself high amidst the stars? Do you not see it? How his heart swells with courage, gushing full and majestic in his breast? How in tender bliss sweet breath gently wafts from his lips - Friends! Look! Do you not feel and see it? Do I alone hear this melody so wondrously and gently sounding from within him, in bliss lamenting, all-expressing, gently reconciling, piercing me, soaring aloft, its sweet echoes resounding about me? Are they gentle aerial waves ringing out clearly, surging around me? Are they billows of blissful fragrance? As they seethe and roar about me, shall I breathe, shall I give ear? Shall I drink of them, plunge beneath them? Breathe my life away in sweet scents? In the heaving swell, in the resounding echoes, in the universal stream of the world-breath - to drown, to founder - unconscious - utmost rapture!"
  Margaret Price    PERDUTA HO LA PACE
— "I have lost the peace"
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    AVE MARIA
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    ALL'AFFLITTO È DOLCI IL PIANTO
— "Weeping is sweet to one who sorrows"
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    IDEALE
— Tosti, Brisbane Australia 2015
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    MORGEN
— by Richard Strauss
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph — Left to right — Eugenie, Xenia, and Skye Puskarz-Thomas with Xenia's singing teacher Margaret Baker-Genovesi
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    SPIRIT SONG
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    VADO MA DOVE
— Recorded in Brisbane on 18 November 2016

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  Derek Lee Ragin and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska    FARINELLI
— Full film. English sub
  Samuel Ramey and Kurt Moll    THE COMMENDATORE SCENE
— English sub
  Samuel Ramey    THE CALUMNY ARIA
— English sub
  Samuel Ramey    MENTRE GONFIARSI ÍANIMA
— English sub
  Samuel Ramey    "Ah! perche la conobbi"
— VIAGGIO A REIMS
  Anneliese Rothenberger and Fritz Wunderlich "Latze Rose"
— MATRHA

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  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf    1954
FRÜHLING
— " In darkening caverns, I dreamed long of your trees and azure breezes, of your scents and birdsong. How you lie revealed in glitter and array, bathed in light like a miracle before me You know me again. You invite me tenderly. Your blessed presence quivers through all my limbs. "
SEPTEMBER
— " The garden is in mourning.The rain falls coolly on the flowers. Summer shudders quietly to it's end. Leaf upon golden leaf is dropping down from the tall acacia tree. Summer smiles, amazed and exhausted, on the dying dream that was this garden. Long by the roses summer tarries, yearns for rest, slowly closes it's great weary eyes "
BEIM SCHLAFENGEHEN
— " The day has wearied me. I long for the the night to enfold me like a tired child. Hands stop all work. Head forgets all thoughts. All my senses long to sink into slumber. My spirit longs to soar, on free wings, into he magic of the night. "
IM ABENDROT
— "We have walked, hand in hand, through joy and pain. Now, we are resting from our travels in the quiet countryside. The valleys around us grow dark, only two larks still soar wistfully into the balmy sky. Let them fly about. Soon it will be time to sleep in solitude. O spacious, tranquil peace, so profound at twilight. How tired we are of travelling. Is this perchance death? "
  Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne    VOCAL TECHNIQUE
— Followed by MORE from Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne
  Elena Souliotis    BEN IO T'INVENNI...... ANCH'O DISCHIUSO.....SALGO GIÀ
  Elena Souliotis    CASTA DIVA
— "Chaste goddess,.... Enfold the earth in sweet peace"
  Elena Souliotis and Fiorenza Cossotto    MIRA O NORMA
  Eba Stignani    SGOMBRA È LA SACRA SELVA
— 1937

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  Teddy Tahu Rhodes    TOREADOR SONG
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    AVE MARIA
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    ALL'AFFLITTO È DOLCI IL PIANTO
— "Weeping is sweet to one who sorrows"
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    IDEALE
— Tosti, Brisbane Australia 2015
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    MORGEN
— by Richard Strauss
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph — Left to right — Eugenie, Xenia, and Skye Puskarz-Thomas with Xenia's singing teacher Margaret Baker-Genovesi
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    SPIRIT SONG
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    VADO MA DOVE
— Recorded in Brisbane on 18 November 2016
  John Tomlinson    BLUEBEARDS CASTLE :- THE 5th DOOR SCENE
— Subtitles in English
  Tatiana Troyanos    HABANERA

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  Elizabeth Vidal    LA CHARMEUSE
— FROM THAÏS
  Elizabeth Vidal    MEDITATION
— FROM THAÏS

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  Joseph Ward       LA SPERANZA PIU SOAVE
— "My heart, already more than happy, hopes even more sweetly for you, my bride" 1965
  Fritz Wunderlich       ACH, SO FROMM
— "........Ah! so pure, ah! so bright"
  Fritz Wunderlich       MARTHA
— Full
  Fritz Wunderlich       HEIMLICHE AUFFORDERUNG
— "........oh, come, you wonderous,longed-for night"
  Fritz Wunderlich    QUANTO Ê BELLA
— "How beautiful she is! How charming. Adina..........."
  Fritz Wunderlich    UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA

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  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    AVE MARIA
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    ALL'AFFLITTO È DOLCI IL PIANTO
— "Weeping is sweet to one who sorrows"
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    IDEALE
— Tosti, Brisbane Australia 2015
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    MORGEN
— by Richard Strauss
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas   
— Photograph — Left to right — Eugenie, Xenia, and Skye Puskarz-Thomas with Xenia's singing teacher Margaret Baker-Genovesi
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas and Barbara Clifford    SPIRIT SONG
  Xenia Puskarz Thomas    VADO MA DOVE
— Recorded in Brisbane on 18 November 2016

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  Pretty Yende    "UNA VOCE POCO FA" part
— and REGNAVA NEL SILENZIO 2016

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  Mara Zampieri and Placido Domingo   
FANCIULLA DEL WEST
— Act 2
  Mara Zampieri and Sergej Larin    FEDORA
— Finale

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