"Ladies and gentlemen from all over the world, welcome to this brand new forum destined to all those opera lovers. It is my intention to create a cultural space to remember the great composers such as Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, as well as all the stars that walked through the most famous stages around the world like Caruso, Gigli, di Stefano, Pavarotti... I also intend this forum to be a debating space where readers can state their opinions, ideas, advises, likes and dislikes.

Through the last years opera has been losing popularity at the expense of more modern music, and though the heyday of the latter is a social and cultural worldwide phenomenon, it would be of great value to retrieve the transcendental meaning of opera in the history of man.

Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, may the world take its seat, let the curtain raise, come up to the stage with me and be the performers of this experience..."


-NACHO VENTURA-

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Some thoughts on Opera & Opera Forum

Opera constitutes in its real essence a versatile spectacle. The art of singing is an indissoluble aspect of its language. As a natural way for the expression of feelings and moods, singing has been taken to the point of beeing the quintessence of the opera through the inspiration of great composers from different times in history. And these genuine stars of the opera, the singers, have kept and still keep alive the flame of this form of art. Sopranos, mezzosopranos, altos, among the female voices, tenors, baritones and basses, among the male ones; all of them seem to be indispensable, and it will always be like that as long as opera is alive with its special magic, with its particular and unique world, and with the mystical environment that the great houses of opera provide all around the globe and the wholehearted support that audiences give, helping the opera to endure and keep it in force.

It is the intention of Opera Forum to include all those heroes and heroines of the opera from all times. Those who really made history, many times generating prototypes, becoming icons in their respective tesituras, and fixing up that condition of divos and divas.

Opera Forum is not restricted just to the singers, but includes in here all the elements that are intimately related to the world of opera: the composers, the conductors, the great houses of opera, the sotries, the past and current productions... All of them are part of this site, which hopefuly with the help of the readers will grow.

9 comments:

Estibalitz Diaz de Durana said...

Buenas noches (aqui en Bilbao)
he legado a tu blog por casualidad ,
mi conocimiento sobre la opera es
escaso pero disfruto y me emociono con la buena música, gracias por tu sabiduría, seguiré entrado de vez en cuando para aprender, un abrazo y mucha suerte
Estibalitz.

Kyzikos said...

Ola Nacho. i am glad that i discovered your blog. the magic of opera and the singers that serve its real meaning is a thing that interests me. i am a tenor from Greece and i am going to read you everytime i can.

Kyzikos said...

Ola Nacho. I'm a tenor from Greece and i am glad that i discovered your blog. I am going to read you everytime i can

Pedro Larroy said...

Hello, I'm about buying tickets for Turandot in Teatre liceu for June/09 and I was wondering which soprano is best Maria Guleghina, Georgina Lukàcs or Anna Shafajinskaia. I'd prefer Caballe+Pavaroti but seems it's not possible anymore.

Broken Sword said...

I'm going to love this blog. I am new fan of opera. There are still many things that I have to learn about it. But I really don't care that much of learning technically. What matters most to me is that I've found out about it, its music and the joy it's given when listening to it. For three years now, not a single day has passed without listening to my favorite arias. Callas, Pavarotti, Domingo, Bocelli, Caruso will be forever my favorite artists...

camerino22 said...

Hola Nacho, enhorabuena por el blog y bienvenido a esta pequeña, y no tan pequeña, comunidad de amantes de la música lírica.

Un saludo
Camerino 22

Johnnyo312 said...

Cool blog, found you on Bog Catalog...

Blues said...

I am a new bee to opera. I don't know much about things I have to learn about it. Sopranos, mezzosopranos, altos are the real legends .
cool blog .

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