[ Post a Response | The MusicWeb Message Board ]
CELEBRATING 43,000 Classical CD reviews on-line (Sept 2016); 21,000 page views each day.
Return to MusicWeb International
Re: Boito's "Mefistofele"
Posted by Ralph Moore on February 3, 2017, 4:00 pm, in reply to "Re: Boito's "Mefistofele""
Well at this rate, if we start to amalgamate all our favourite bits - the opening and closing choruses, the half a dozen famous arias Martin and I cite - we are going to get closer to endorsing the idea that the opera has more going for it than just the beginning, no?
I'm not trying to be a smart-alec - it's just that I really do like the work and think it's unfairly disregarded in some quarters, rather like works similarly disparaged ("La gioconda", "Andrea Chénier" and "La rondine" come first to mind.)
Thank you for taking part in the MusicWeb International Forum.
Len Mullenger - Founder of MusicWeb