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!