Fancy a real drama opera? Spoil yourself with the The Tragic One!
May 19, 2009
This is the tragic (very operaesque) story of a love that's just not ment to be and in the end the tragic woman (who else) passes away after a lot of beautiful singing. Well, don't get me wrong; opera is wonderful but the stories tend to be rather basic. Like this one: A party girl in Paris falls in love with a young man. After spending some happy months together, the money is gone. The boy's father shows up to tell the woman that she has to go for she is just a prostitute (well, kind of). They part: she is desparate and he is furious. They have a huge row and seperate definitely. But in the end, just before she dies they get reunited to show their love and affection for one another. Too late.
Rating in opera actually depends on the performance, but let's just take the dvd-recording of Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon in Salzburg. Both singers perform splendidly and are able not only to sing but also to play the parts of the two lovers. Well, next to La Bohème this is a real true classical getting-tears-in-your-eyes opera that will haunt you (in a positive way) for the rest of your life.