kindgirls.club
korean couple swapping. redwap

The anti-hero is one of the most popular archetypes in film and television today. As with most tropes, opera was doing the anti-hero for hundreds of years before the camera was even invented. Whether it’s because they have good intentions and bad means, or they have charm and cunning but are bereft of morals, it’s always more fun to root for the bad guy. Here are a few of the best anti-heroes in opera.

1. Don Giovanni

What if you were able to do whatever you wanted and not worry about the consequences? This doesn’t mean there were no consequences to your actions, you just simply didn’t care and ran away anytime they caught up with you. If that sounds like your kind of life, then Don Giovanni, one of the greatest anti-heroes in opera, is your hero.

While Don Giovanni has few qualities you would call heroic, he is so charming you might find yourself falling for the same tricks that so many women fall for in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Few people would be able to accomplish what Don Giovanni so prolifically does. Even someone who detests everything Don Giovanni stands for will get a kick out of watching his story play out because when the consequences of his actions finally catch up with him, Don Giovanni’s life goes up in flames.

 

2. Count di Luna

While Count di Luna could easily be considered the villain of Il Trovatore, not everything he does in this Verdi classic is as bad as it seems. His first goal is to win Leonora, which until Manrico gets involved requires no foul play. His second goal is to find out what happened to his brother by finding the daughter of the woman who cursed him. Compared Don Giovanni, Count di Luna is a saint so far.

Like all anti-heroes though, Count di Luna’s actions become more dastardly as the story goes on. Whether it is because the woman he loves falls for his political rival or he finds the woman who can lead him to his brother, the Count’s actions become more drastic as he gets closer to his goals. Unfortunately for him though, his decision to double down his efforts only leads to him losing everything he wanted.

 

3. Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi is another anti-hero who despite being greedy, manages to also show admirable cunning and charm at the same time in Gianni Schicchi. Plus, of all the characters from Puccini’s comic opera, he is far from the worst. He more or less fits in and happens to come out on top at the end of the opera.

If Gianni Schicchi’s primary sin is rewriting Donati’s will to benefit himself, then just about every character in this opera commits the same crime. At least Gianni Schicchi leaves them the money and gets what he sought after while also being a funny and intelligent character. Could you say for sure that the other characters would do the same? Plus, just like Don Giovanni Gianni, Schicchi is damned to hell for what he does even though according to him, he was just doing it for true love.

 

4. Rigoletto

Just like all the anti-heroes on this list, Rigoletto starts out with a somewhat noble goal. He only wants to protect his daughter, Gilda. However, Rigoletto’s past misdeeds and his means of protecting her are what cause him come short of his goals just the way most anti-heroes do.

By supporting the Duke’s conquests, Rigoletto earns the curse that Monterone places on him. For a hero, the moment that Rigoletto is put in the same position as those who he ridicules would be the beginning of a journey towards being a better person, but Rigoletto is no hero. His paranoia gets the better of him and his attempt to murder the Duke to protect his daughter results in the death of his daughter and no harm to the Duke.

 

5. Tosca

Despite her jealousy ultimatley driving her to violence, Tosca ultimately has good intentions at heart. She loves Cavaradossi and wants to protect him, even if she is easily manipulative by Scarpia into believing that Cavaradossi has another lover. Unlike the other anti-heroes on this list, Tosca’s flaw isn’t out of greed or lust; she is merely impulsive.

Not only does Tosca pay dearly for her flaw, but every other character in Tosca is punished as well. Whether by her hand or due to her actions, this opera is full of the deaths of moral and immoral characters alike. Unlike Gianni Schicchi who uses love as a convenient cover for his true intentions, Tosca was truly acting out of love. Unfortunately for her, Puccini wasn’t feeling humorous when he wrote her ending.

 

Want to see an operatic anti-hero in action? Watch Don Giovanni right here on Cennarium!

 

Share your thoughts...

comments

Categories

Get Notified of the Newest Releases and Exclusive Content Available Only to Subscribers!

Advertisement

advertisement advertisement

Latest Post

  • There a many extremely talented deaf performers of all types.4 Deaf Performers
    Deaf performers have extraordinary talents. More than you can maybe imagine from the deaf community. Many deaf performers can be found at Deaf Expos or local community Deaf events in the loc. Deaf […]
  • Musical Leads - Certainly the most important character to set and guide the story and feel of any story.6 of Our Favorite Musical Leads
    Musical leads carry a story on their back, in most cases. While we love our secondary characters with all our hearts, it is hard to deny that the lead characters are the ones who are the center of […]
  • 4 More Famous Operas - Mozart's "Don Giovanni" is one of the most played operas to this date.4 More Famous Operas
    All art worlds have standards and rare gems. The genre of opera is no different. Rock and roll has the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, while film has great actors like Clark Gable and Philip Seymour […]
  • Mariinsky' Theater uses the choreography by Vasily Vainonen for the classic "The Nutcracker" piece.5 Vasily Vainonen Works
    Born just after the turn of the twentieth century, Vasily Vainonen is one of the most notable choreographers in Russian Ballet history. Throughout his dancing career, Vainonen created dances for some […]
  • 3 Musical Works for New Year’s Eve Viewing
    Not everyone likes to head out to a bar or restaurant to ring in the New Year. Some of us prefer to stay off the street and relax with our loved ones at home. Maybe put together a nice dinner and […]

viagra name male growth pills will viagra make me last longer black male enhancement pills vialus male enhancement sex enhancement pills reviews viagra girl in blue dress name hyperthyroidism low libido enhanced male supplement pills that make you penis grow fastest way to increase testosterone natural penis enlargement without pills medication like viagra what is the safest drug for erectile dysfunction top ten male enhancement products enhancerx vs vigrx plus uproar male enhancement cirillas male enhancement pills dual fuel male enhancement male enhancement pills google search comparison penis enlargement surgery testimonials viagra facts how to beat erectile dysfunction without drugs prime male testosterone booster for sale black ant sex pills suppliers overseas viagra shark tank testosterone pills male enhancement pill in a capsule single best herbal male enhancement pills for ed celery and male libido xomax phone number male enhancement pills testosterone booster and weight loss pills best pills for penis girth when will generic cialis be available best penis volume pills best growth pills penis enlaring pills foods that increase male sex drive naturally does testosterone pills taller best ed med

keto diet for beginners keto diet maximum carbs whole30 meal plan weight loss weight loss centers in maryland medi weight loss diet eat soup to lose weight when to eat banana for weight loss plant based weight loss medical weight loss diet plans performance diet pills how to lose menopause weight fast epsom salt bath weight loss results morbidly obese weight loss pills metabo garcinia diet pills d3 vitamin and weight loss pomegranate seed oil weight loss monica riley weight loss chinese weight loss pills banana tea for weight loss weight loss pill best cryotherapy weight loss reviews the lemonade weight loss diet pill reviews lose weight after hysterectomy diet pills while pregnant pills to lose weight walmart full fat yogurt on keto diet breastfeeding and diet pills keto diet without gallbladder lose weight fast women pills the danger of keto diet japanese rapid weight loss pills blue weight loss clinics near me d4 diet pills gnc gabourey sidibe weight loss surgery acai berry diet pills oprah how many calories a day to lose weight balloon diet pills madison delagarza weight loss darling diet pills what pills to lose weight fast

best cbd oil pneumonia cbd oil cbd oil and blood thinners roll on cbd oil for migraines cannabis oil for cancer best broad spectrum cbd oil reddit cbd oil in louisiana clinical trial cbd oil anxiety where do you buy cannabis oil panda cbd oil thc oil battery cbd oil controlled substance how is cbd oil derived zadaka cbd oil cbd oil in pittsburgh how well does cbd oil work for anxiety cbd oil and sexuality how to use cbd oil work for sinus headaches cbd oil dose for sleep is cbd oil legal in ri cbd oil jungle jims cbd oil colleege campus neurologist treating opiod withdrawal with cbd oil cbd oil companies southern ruby cbd oil risk cbd oil best cbd oil for pmdd cannabidiol solubility eternal beauty cbd oil cbd oil 5mg contra back cbd oil cannabis oil e liquid she hulk cbd oil cbd oil or sale in mass best cbd oil for essential tremors cbd oil and ccell cartridge plus 5mg cbd oil softgels cbd oil in korea cbd oil fever how do take cbd oil

energy efficient windows costs home window repair owensboro ky home window replacement fargo nd home window replacement aiken sc replacement sash for andersen windows window pane repair replacement sash replacement kit replacement windows with screens dashwood windows replacement parts rv foggy window repair window blinds replacement parts window installation jacksonville fl andersen window replacement parts crank window covering repair dallas tx window replacement electric window repair las vegas window screen replacement orlando fl discount window replacement truth casement window operator replacement house broken window repair commercial window installation window screen repair dallas window film installation nyc anderson wood replacement windows rear window defogger repair kit walmart replacement windows chattanooga soft top rear window repair jeld wen window screen replacement how to repair damaged concrete window sills glass window repair cost window repair mansfield tx government window replacement program how to repair a concrete window sill window screens repair double glazing door repairs near me anderson vinyl replacement window mobile home glass window replacement house windows repair replacement windows concord is home window repair coverd in renters insurance