I was Country and Opera when Country and Opera wasn’t cool

The legendary Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn, legendary Country singer

 

If it’s true that the core of opera is great music and fabulous stories, then it’s high time we acknowledge the powerful connection between opera and country music. Country (classic country) music is nothing if ain’t dang good stories set to great tunes. If you like being ahead of trends, consider the following playlist. It’s remarkable.

 

Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore – from Tosca, Puccini

I Fall to Pieces – Patsy Cline

La donna e mobile – from Rigoletto, Verdi

Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams

Che gelida manina – from La Boheme, Puccini

I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles

La ci darem – from Don Giovanni, Mozart

Just You and I – Eddie Rabbit & Crystal Gayle

Che faro senza Euridice – from Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck

Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson

Overture – from Tanhauser, Wagner

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Jimmy Rodgers

Soave sia il vento (trio), from Cosi Fan Tutti, Mozart

Wildflowers – Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris and Linda Rondstadt

Nessun dorma – from Turandot, Puccini

In the Sweet Bye and Bye – Loretta Lynn

 

If you catch the C & O wave, please create your own lists and share them with us.

 

To all who appreciate C & O … You Rock. And we salute you!

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