Don GIovanni, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Turandot. Today we are going to choose my 5 favorite operas of all time. As always, it’s my very personal opinion. They are just 5, I hope you understand I forget many important operas.
1.- Don Giovanni. W.A. Mozart
For me, Mozart is the best opera composer and I chose this work because –maybe- it’s his most important and perfect work.
S. Ramey & K. Moll “The Commendatore Scene” Don Giovanni
2.- La Traviata. G. Verdi
Verdi was a genius and I love his works but I have chosen this one because this is his most remembered work. And of course, we are going to listen the famous “brindisi”.
Luciano Pavarotti and Aprile Millo – Brindisi from Traviata
3.- The Barber of Seville. G. Rossini
I must confess, I love Rossini and his overtures. This opera has a great one and the famous solo. Let’s listenthe overture of The Barber of Seville.
Gioachino Rossini : The Barber Of Seville – Overture
4.- Carmen. G. Bizet.
Always, one of the most played operas in the world. Everybody remembers Maria Calla’s playing l’amour c’est un oiseau rebelle. Unforgettable.
Maria Callas – L’amour est un oiseau rebelle – Habanera – Carmen – Bizet
5.- Turandot. Puccini
I’ve been looking for similar lists and nobody chose this one and that’s a pity. Maybe Turandot is not his best work but… I know Puccini didn’t finish this work but the aria is simply fantastic. Let’s remember it.
Luciano Pavarotti – Turandot – Puccini – Nessun dorma
Thanks for coming. See you tomorrow with another Top 5 list. Have a nice day