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It is the year 2014, and California's Governor J. Boydston has enacted a law that both deters crime and promotes cultural literacy. You are convicted and condemned to die on stage as a character in an opera. Which of the following roles do you choose?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:54 pm

Don Giovanni in Mozart's "Don Giovanni"
3
33%
Carmen in Bizet's "Carmen"
1
11%
Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata"
0
No votes
Mario Cavardossi in Puccini's "Tosca"
4
44%
Floria Tosca in Puccini's "Tosca"
1
11%
 
Total votes : 9

Postby bignaf » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:38 pm

puns! groooooooin... sorry I meant grooooooooan.
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:40 pm

Thank you for your list dai bread!

List count: 6

Keep 'em coming!®

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:05 am

OperaTenor wrote:Barfle asked me to relay his list for him:

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Postby hal 9000 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:27 am

Thank you for your list, Catmando!

List count: 7

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Postby hal 9000 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:22 pm

Thank you for your list, Serenity!

List count: 8

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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:58 am

Just a reminder. Today is the last day for the Top Ten Aria poll. Deadline is this evening at 6PM EST.

List count: Holding at 8.

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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:53 pm

Well, the votes have been tallied and the results are in. The Top Ten Arias, as determined by 8 submitted lists nominating a total of 47 unique pieces from 17 different composers, are:

01. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 52 points.
02. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 45 points.
03. Bizet- Habenera- Carmen 32 points.
04. Puccini- Che gelida ma nina- La Boheme 25 points.
05. Puccini- E lucevan le stelle- Tosca 20 points.
06. Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto 17 points.
07. Mozart- No piu Andrai- The Marriage of Figaro 16 points.
08. Mozart- Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen- The Magic Flute 15 points.
09. Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi 12 points.
10. Mozart- In Diesen heil'gen Hallen- The Magic Flute 11 points.

Who is this 'Puccini' guy, anyway? :P

Here are the individual results...
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:54 pm

1st place- OperaTenor 7 matching with a score of 37.30 points .

01. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 10 points.
02. Puccini- E lucevan le stelle- Tosca 4.20 points.
03. Puccini- Che gelida ma nina- La Boheme 6.30 points.
04. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 7.20 points.
05. Leoncavallo- Vesti la giubba- I Pagliacci
06. Verdi- Di quelle pira- Il Trovatore
07. Bizet- Habenera- Carmen 4.80 points.
08. Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi 1.80 points.
09. Rossini- Largo al factotum- The Barber of Seville
10. Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto 3.00 points.

Congratulations, OperaTenor! Your list best matched the general consensus list and therefore the topic of the next Top Ten thread is of your choosing. After I finish posting the rest of the results, I will post a compilation of topic ideas. Feel free to choose an eligible topic from that compilation OR provide a topic of your own. The compilation list is only for reference, you need not choose a topic from it if do not wish to. As soon as you have your topic choice, PM it to me. :D
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:54 pm

2nd place- bignaf 6 matching with a score of 38.70.

01. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 10 points.
02. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 9 points.
03. Puccini- Che gelida ma nina- La Boheme 6.30 points.
04. Puccini- E lucevan le stelle- Tosca 5.40 points
05. Wagner- Mild und Leise- Liebsetod from Tristan und Isolde
06. Puccini- Mi chiamano Mimi- La Boheme
07. Mozart- No piu Andrai- The Marriage of Figaro 4.00 points.
08. Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto 4.00 points.
09. Verdi- Celeste Aida- Aida
10. Puccini- Chella mi Creda- The Fanciulla del West
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:55 pm

3rd place- Marye 6 matching with a score of 34.50.

01. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 10 points.
02. Puccini- Che gelida ma nina- La Boheme 5.60 points.
03. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 8.10 points.
04. Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto 4.00 points.
05. Catalani- Ebben? Ne Andro lontana- La Wally
06. Giordano- La Mamma morta- Andrea Chenier
07. Puccini- E lucevan le stelle- Tosca 4.80 points
08. Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen
09. Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi 2.00 points.
10. Puccini- Musetta's Waltz- La Boheme
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:55 pm

4th place- Shapley 6 matching with a score of 23.90.

01. Bizet- Je crois entendre encore- Les Pêcheurs de perles
02. Bizet- Habenera- Carmen 7.20 points.
03. Donizetti- Una furtiva lagrima- L'Elisir d'Amore
04. Saint-Saëns- Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix- Samson et Dalila
05. Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto 4.50 points.
06. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 5.00 points.
07. Mozart- Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen- The Magic Flute 2.70 points.
08. Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi 1.80 points.
09. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 2.70 points.
10. Mozart- Voi che sapete che cosa è amor- The Marriage of Figaro
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:56 pm

5th place- hal 9000 5 matching with a score of 26.10.

01. Bizet- Habenera- Carmen 6.40 points.
02. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 9 points.
03. Mozart- Sull aria- The Marriage of Figaro
04. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 7.00 points.
05. Mozart- Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen- The Magic Flute 2.10 points.
06. Rossini- Largo al factotum- The Barber of Seville
07. Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi 1.60 points.
08. Verdi- Sempre Libera- La Traviata
09. Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen
10. Verdi- Libiamo ne' lieti calici- La Traviata
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:56 pm

6th place- Serenity 3 matching with a score of 18.50.

01. Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly 8.10 points.
02. Bizet- Habenera- Carmen 7.20 points.
03. Mascagni- Voi lo sapete, o mama- Cavelleria Rusticana
04. Verdi- Libiamo ne' lieti calici- La Traviata
05. Mozart- No piu Andrai- The Marriage of Figaro 3.20 points.
06. Verdi- Addio del passato- La Traviata
07. Verdi- Dio di Giuda- Nabucco
08. Puccini- O soave fanciulla- La Boheme
09. Verdi- Se quel guerrier- Aida
10. Bellini- Casta Diva- Norma
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:56 pm

7th place- Catmando 3 matching with a score of 10.10.

01. Mozart- Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa- Don Giovanni
02. Paisiello- Saper Bramate- Il Barbiere di Siviglia
03. Beethoven- Gott! Welch dunkel hier!- Fidelio
04. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 7.00 points.
05. Mozart- Der Vogelfanger- The Magic Flute
06. Mozart- Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen- The Magic Flute 2.40 points.
07. Mozart- In Diesen heil'gen Hallen- The Magic Flute 0.70 points.
08. Beethoven- Absheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?- Fidelio
09. Puccini- Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore- Tosca
10. Mozart- Un'aura amorosa- Cosi Fan Tutte
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:57 pm

8th place- dai bread 3 matching with a score of 6.60.

01. Verdi- Di Provenza- La Traviata
02. Gounod- Salute Demure Chaste et Pure- Faust
03. Mozart- O Isis & Osiris- The Magic Flute
04. Mozart- In Diesen heil'gen Hallen- The Magic Flute 0.40 points
05. Mozart- No piu Andrai- The Marriage of Figaro 3.20 points.
06. Handel- Ombra Mai Fu- Xerxes
07. Bizet- Je dis que rein ne m'epouvante- Carmen
08. Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot 3.00 points.
09. Verdi- Di quelle pira- Il Trovatore
10. Rossini- La Calunnia- The Barber of Seville
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:57 pm

Here is how everyone did based on score alone (matching not considered):

bignaf 38.70
OperaTenor 37.30
Marye 34.50
hal 9000 26.10
Shapley 23.90
Serenity 18.50
Catmando 10.10
dai bread 6.60
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:57 pm

And here is how everyone did based on accuracy (matching not considered):

bignaf 93.3%
Marye 88.3%
Serenity 86.7%
hal 9000 80.0%
OperaTenor 78.6%
Catmando 73.3%
Shapley 73.3%
dai bread 50.0%
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:58 pm

Full Results

Top Ten Arias

52 Puccini- Nessun Dorma- Turandot
45 Puccini- Un bel di- Madama Butterfly
32 Bizet- Habenera- Carmen
25 Puccini- Che gelida ma nina- La Boheme
20 Puccini- E lucevan le stelle- Tosca
17 Verdi- La donna e mobile- Rigoletto
16 Mozart- No piu Andrai- The Marriage of Figaro
15 Mozart- Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen- The Magic Flute
12 Puccini- O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi
11 Mozart- In Diesen heil'gen Hallen- The Magic Flute
10 Bizet- Je crois entendre encore- Les Pêcheurs de perles
10 Mozart- Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa- Don Giovanni
10 Verdi- Di Provenza- La Traviata
09 Gounod- Salute Demure Chaste et Pure- Faust
09 Paisiello- Saper Bramate- Il Barbiere di Siviglia
08 Verdi- Libiamo ne' lieti calici- La Traviata
08 Beethoven- Gott! Welch dunkel hier!- Fidelio
08 Donizetti- Una furtiva lagrima- L'Elisir d'Amore
08 Mascagni- Voi lo sapete, o mama- Cavelleria Rusticana
08 Mozart- O Isis & Osiris- The Magic Flute
08 Mozart- Sull aria- The Marriage of Figaro
07 Rossini- Largo al factotum- The Barber of Seville
07 Verdi- Di quelle pira- Il Trovatore
07 Saint-Saëns- Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix- Samson et Dalila
06 Catalani- Ebben? Ne Andro lontana- La Wally
06 Leoncavallo- Vesti la giubba- I Pagliacci
06 Mozart- Der Vogelfanger- The Magic Flute
06 Wagner- Mild und Leise- Liebsetod from Tristan und Isolde
05 Bizet- Toreador Song- Carmen
05 Giordano- La Mamma morta- Andrea Chenier
05 Handel- Ombra Mai Fu- Xerxes
05 Puccini- Mi chiamano Mimi- La Boheme
05 Verdi- Addio del passato- La Traviata
04 Bizet- Je dis que rein ne m'epouvante- Carmen
04 Verdi- Dio di Giuda- Nabucco
03 Beethoven- Absheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?- Fidelio
03 Puccini- O soave fanciulla- La Boheme
03 Verdi- Sempre Libera- La Traviata
02 Puccini- Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore- Tosca
02 Verdi- Celeste Aida- Aida
02 Verdi- Se quel guerrier- Aida
01 Bellini- Casta Diva- Norma
01 Mozart- Un'aura amorosa- Cosi Fan Tutte
01 Mozart- Voi che sapete che cosa è amor- The Marriage of Figaro
01 Puccini- Chella mi Creda- The Fanciulla del West
01 Puccini- Musetta's Waltz- La Boheme
01 Rossini- La Calunnia- The Barber of Seville
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:58 pm

Thank you everyone that submitted a list this time around. I hope you find the results as fun as I do. Hope to see everyone again on the next Top Ten thread, topic courtesy of OperaTenor. :)
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:59 pm

Topic Compilation Thus Far

The topics in italics are ones that have been done before but enough time has passed that they probably can be revisited now.

The topics in bold are topics that have been used and probably need to sit for awhile. They are presented here only for reference, PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE THESE TOPICS, THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The rest are unused topic ideas.

Top Ten...
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...Symphonies (hal9000)
...String Pieces (Shapley)
...Arias (hal9000)
...Operas (hal9000, with some help from friends :D )
...Modern Composers (bignaf)
...Ballets (Lliam)
...Conductors (bignaf/BenG)
...Orchestras (TrumpetMaster)
...Concert Soloists (Bones)
...Overtures/Tone Poems (TrumpetMaster)
...Composers (hal9000)
...Overrated/Overplayed Works (originally BenG)
...Beethoven (Saxy Buff)
...Chamber Works (shostakovich)
...Concertos (hal9000)
...Underheard (BenG)
...Top Ten Topics (hal9000)
...Waltzes (lioness)
...American Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...American works (Angie)
...Musicals (OperaTenor)
...Film Scores (hal9000)
...Best Uses of Classical Music in Film (hal9000)
...Opera Performers (OperaTenor)
...Uses of Folk music in Classical (Angie)
...Fanfares (NateBrei)
...Romantic Era Compositions (Super Sean)
...Cello Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Cello Pieces (lioness)
...Symphonies (hal9000)
...Bach (hal9000)
...Russian Compositions (lioness/TrumpetMaster)
...Sacred Music (dai bread)
...Adagios (lioness)
...Allegro movements (lioness)
...Art Songs (OperaTenor)
...Baroque (Angie/OperaTenor)
...Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Bones)
...Best Finishes (BenG)
...Best Melody/Theme (Bones)
...British works (Angie)
...Choirs (Angie)
...Chorale Pieces (piqaboo)
...Commercial Jingles (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Crowd Pleasers (Super Sean)
...Film Composers (hal9000)
...Guitar Pieces (lioness)
...Handel (Bones)
...Haydn (Bones)
...Instrumental Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Instruments (BenG/Super Sean)
...Italian Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Lieder (piqaboo)
...Mahler (lioness)
...Masses (OperaTenor)
...Movie Themes (OperaTenor)
...Mozart (hal9000)
...Music Centers of the World (hal9000)
...Musical Legends (intriguing stories, fact or fiction)(hal9000)
...National Anthems (Selma)
...Opera Choruses (OperaTenor)
...Oratorios (OperaTenor)
...Organ Music (ks organist)
...Pianists (BenG)
...Piano Concertos (BenG)
...Piano Pieces (hal9000)
...Piano Rags (OperaTenor/Super Sean)
...Piano Sonatas (Super Sean)
...Renaissance Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Requiems (OperaTenor)
...Russian Composers (lioness)
...Schumann (Super Sean)
...Soldiers Songs (dai bread)
...Sorrowful Works(not to be confused w/ the Overrated topic :p )(hal9000)
...Spooky Scores (NateBrei)
...Stravinsky (lioness)
...Symphonic Movements (subcategory topic)(hal9000)
...Traditional/Anonymous Works (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Trumpet Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Uplifting Music Passages (hal9000)
...Variations (shostakovich)
...Venues (barfle)
...Violin Concertos (lioness)
...Violin Sonatas (Angie)
...Vocal Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Vocalists (hal9000)
...Works for Piano and Orchestra (OperaTenor)
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