October 19, 2006

La Bohème is iTunesified

I just finished ripping and editing this brilliant opera into my iTunes library. The default setting in iTunes is to start playing CDs as they start copying. I usually let them roll, and I did again tonight. La Bohème is possibly the only piece of music that has the power to make me cry just for the sake of its beauty, passion, and sadness. I have been known to cry on account of music plenty of times, but usually it is because I make some kind of personal connection with my own past. Bohème can do that, but it moves me to tears just for its own sake.

Everyone should have a copy of this opera. I suggest this recording featuring Pavarotti at the top of his game. For my money, there is no better opera than La Bohème, and no better operatic tenor, living or dead, than Luciano Pavarotti. I miss his masterful, seemingly effortless performances, but I can always listen to his old recordings to hear him in his prime.

Posted by Andy at October 19, 2006 12:40 AM to the Music category

I think it's just because you're gay. Men don't cry! :)

Posted by: Kevin at October 19, 2006 12:09 PM

Gay men do! I'm not helping my case, am I?

Posted by: Andy at October 19, 2006 05:02 PM
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