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Posted: 10 May 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most people seem to not know that before Lucianno Pavarotti made a success from his 'Pavarotti & Friends' concerts with the most famous music stars in the world, it was Freddie and Montserrat the ones who built that bridge between mainstream Pop/Rock and Opera.

But now I'm wondering, were Freddie and Montserrat really the first ones?


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Posted: 10 May 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pop/Rock star with Opera star - yes. But about the whole idea, I'm not sure... It's something like 'Bo Rhap was a first video ever' - depends on few factors...

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Posted: 10 May 05, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No: I think "Tommy" by the Who, is considered as the first "rock-opera".

However, as a true hybrid - that is a rock track to employ opera as opera - "Rockaria" by ELO preceded "Barcelona" by about 10 years.




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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mmmmmm good question! i was assuming "tommy" as well but it never had an "opera" singer like pavarotti and u2 for example, of its genre i think it could be!


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Posted: 10 May 05, 19:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a difference between a real Opera, and a Rock Opera.


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