I know it’s kind of early in my blogging “life” to sidetrack from opera, but this is classical music, so it counts.
I have spent the entire day listening to the Dynasty Season 3 theme song. Am I interested in Dynasty? Not in the least. Do I love their theme song? Yes and I will until the day I die. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. (I’m sorry, that was unnecessarily aggressive, but I’m too lazy to delete it.)
When I used to visit my aunt, when she lived in her really cool loft in a place I will not mention, she used to watch Dynasty and she would play the theme song over and over again for me to listen to. Then, I forgot about it…until today! I remember cheering for the characters she liked, and then booing at the characters we didn’t like. (Cough, cough, Alexis, cough, cough.) But those were very fond memories. I don’t know if she still watches it… if she does…then I will force her to explain it all to me next time I see her.
But seriously, this is a really good piece of classical music. I really like the way the trumpet kind of leads the melody of the piece, kind of like a soap-operatic fanfare. In fact, it is a soap-operatic fanfare… (Side note: I actually play trumpet! You’ve just been enriched!) Unfortunately, I have only been able to find one track of this song on Itunes. I guess they switched to a new song mid way…but I’m not yet open to searching for it yet. It’s only been one day since I rediscovered my obsession with this piece of music. Do yourself a favor, and listen to it.
This morning, I finally had enough time to watch PBS’s new documentary on Placido Domingo’s operatic triumphs. It is an in depth look Placido Domingo’s favorite roles…you probably guessed that though. I found it very interesting and informative.
I like Placido Domingo. He is a considerably better actor than Pavarotti (there, I said it!), I mean Pavarotti’s voice is in a totally different class, but Domingo is an extremely close second. The documentary is a short recap of his life, followed by about twelve descriptions of his favorite operas, and a select aria from each. This was the only thing that bugged me. I wanted to hear more of his commentary than the entire “Cielo e Mar” from one of his performances. Don’t get me wrong, It’s a beautiful piece, but did we need to hear all of it?
It was interesting to hear about how many roles he has sang though. 131 to be exact. That’s pretty impressive. I know people who don’t even know 131 words. I try not to associate with said people… Anyway, normally these documentaries are put up for viewing on the Great Performances website but if not, they are sometimes aired again since it only premiered on Friday…
Talk to you later… whoever you are…
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