I am an opera fan. I am but I don’t really know a lot about it. I consider myself a very ignorant person about classical music/opera. However, nothing can stop me from loving it!!
So to be honest, I really hope people will read my post and recommend me more and more arias that I can listen to. That’s the whole reason why I started this blog!!!! To learn more, and to communicate with other opera lovers out there!!
Anyways the list was so hard to make because I have so many other favorites.
Oh and the reasons why I chose these 10 is because I love opera arias that ends and has a Kaboom and a BANG! That’s why most of my favorite arias are super famous, and mostly from the Verismo (a post-Romantic operatic tradition associated with Italian composers) era.
That’s why I think I can’t really find interest in some of the contemporary operas(ex Richard Strauss and etc). I put the youtube links for every aria so, enjoy!
1. Vissi darte – Tosca by Puccini
2. Sì. Mi Chiamano Mimi – La Boheme by Puccini
3. Ecco, respiro appena –Adriana Lecouvreur composed by Francesco Cilea
4. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta – La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini
5. O Silver Moon, “Song to the Moon” – Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák
6. Les tringles des sistres tintaient –Carmen by Georges Bizet
7. Pace, pace mio dio – La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
8. Depuis Le Jour – Louise by Gustave Charpentier, Pierre Perret
9. Una voce poco fa – Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
10. Quando me’n vo soletta – La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
For me, finding the beauty of opera is like opening my eyes after being blind for a long lonely time. That’s why I hope in the future I will be able to love and appreciate the beauty of German operas and Russian opera and so on. But for now these are what I love the most.