Monday, July 16, 2012

Your thoughts on opera?

I'm going to swipe the "Question of the Week" from Grannie Annie.

Do you like opera?

Or does it strike you, as Eddie Izzard has put it, as sounding like someone is swinging a cat?


18 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Who can argue with good old Eddie?

Rock Chef said...

Who can argue with good old Eddie?

Lynn said...

It's funny - I took a college class on Opera. Just an elective in my last semester and I quite enjoyed it. I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, but I've seen Carmen and Tosca in the theater and I enjoyed it. (They have these subtitle things they hang down.) But there's nothing about that that makes me want to listen to an entire CD or radio broadcast of an opera. I just like to hear famous arias now and then.

LL Cool Joe said...

I've actually never been to an opera, but so maybe I'm missing something that can only appreciated hearing it live, but no I can't stand it. Or maybe I just don't understand it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I LURVES opera, Riot Kitty, although yes, it is an acquired taste. For those who want to become opera lovers, I recommend starting off listening to individual opera singers and individual arias. Once you're really into that, try listening to a full-scale opera CD or DVD.

Munir said...

One of my Co-workers (back in 1995) was going to School to learn Opera. He would sing for us at the end of the day and it was beautiful.

I so wanted to attend Pavarati but alas he is not with us any more.

Claire said...

The LOLcat opera, I totally want to see :) Other opera is 'okay' to me....but not really my thing!

Cxx

Riot Kitty said...

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Riot Kitty said...

RC: I agree.
L: So everything in moderation?
Joey: Honestly, I can't either.
D: Sorry, I don't fall into that category of want ;)
M: He did have a good voice, I'll give you that.
C: Me too!!

Granny Annie said...

A very simple answer to your Question Of The Week..."no"

Granny Annie said...

And thanks for the shout out. Hope you will do a QOTW every Monday.

Riot Kitty said...

GA: No problem! And here's one more thing we have in common ;)

rockygrace said...

I like to have it on as background music on the weekends. It makes me feel cultured. *snort* And I like to imagine what the words are they're singing. "Now I'm really huuuuunnnngry ... please make me a sandwiiiiiiiichhhhhhhh ..."

I once listened to an opera that was sung in English and I STILL couldn't understand a damn word.

Mike_D said...

Yeah...

that's a no...

Riot Kitty said...

RG: Bwahaha! I'm in the same boat. Can't understand a fucking thing.
M: I figured!

NellieVaughn said...

I wouldn't listen to it every day, but yes. It's a beautiful thing.

John McElveen said...

I TRY not to think about Opera at all- and NOW thanks to YOU--I have the fat Lady with Horns and FIGARO stuck in my head!

Damn you RK!

FIGGGGGGAAAAARRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

G. B. Miller said...

I would rather watch a two hours special on Wendall Wilkie, presidential candidate who ran against FDR on "American History presented by C-SPAN TV", than listen to opera.

BTW, this was a real episode on a real program on a real network.