Friends in opera

A selective list-in-progress of male friends caught in operatic camaraderie, rivalry,             or betrayal, listed in random order:

Don Carlos and Rodrigo (Verdi)

Onegin and Lensky (Tchaikovsky)

Tristan and Kurvenal (Wagner)

Cavaradossi and Angelotti (Puccini)

Tito and Sesto (Mozart)

Oreste and Pylade (Gluck)

Adelson and Salvini (Bellini)

Riccardo and Renato (Verdi’s Ballo)

Roberto Devereux and Duke of Nottingham (Donizetti)

Zurga and Nadir (Bizet’s Pearl Fishers)

Cinq-Mars and de Thou (Gounod’s Cinq-Mars)

Pierre and Andrei (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)

Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline (Puccini)

Wagner and Nietzsche (Jan Fabre’s Tragedy of a Friendship)

Tamino and Papageno (Mozart) [especially for Pantelis Polychronidis]

May 8, 2015

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