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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Poll results are in!

We asked, and you have spoken! Here are the results of our Favourite Duets poll.

Un Di, Felice, Eterea - Alfredo and Violetta, Act 1 of La traviata

Flower Duet
- Lakme and Mallika, Act 1 of Lakme


Mir Ist Die Ehre Widerfahren 
- Octavian and Sophie, Act 11 of Der Rosenkavalier


O soave fanviulla 
- Mimi and Rodolfo, Act 1 of La boheme


Au fond du temple saint 
- Nadir and Zurga, Act 1 of The Pearl Fishers 

Other honourable mentions, as selected by VO Blog readers:

"The winner of this insufficient list is Strauss." - Thomas

 "At the top of my list is Siegmund and Sieglinde's love duet at the end of Act 1 in Die Walkure. The beutifully written music of Tristan und Isolde in Act 2 (apparently this is the longest love duet ever written)but, please don't get me wrong and don't assume I only like Wagnerian music. I also like "sugar coated" music (Puccini referred to his music as sugar coated). I love Cio Cio San and Pinkerton love duet at the end of Act 1 in Madama Butterfly. I also love Lucia and Edgardo Act 1 love duet in Lucia Di Lammermoor." - Anonymous

"I'll cast my vote for Sull'Aria from Act III of The Marriage of Figaro" - Uncle Fred

Thanks, everyone, for participating!

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