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Old opera songs

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<a href="/tr/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Üyelik: 31.08.2018
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I already put this information Reporting Mistakes several days ago, seemingly with no response.

I looked up a favorite opera song (Ch'ella mi creda, Fanciulla) and noticed it was listed under Puccini's name rather than the performer's name, the performer's name being in the Featured field..

So I clicked on Puccini and there's a list of his songs. For example, 'O mío babino caro' performed by Maria Callas is listed under Puccini. He is the writer, not the performer. Maria Callas is singing the song.

Do we treat old, classic opera differently than other music?

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<a href="/tr/translator/carnivorouslamb" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1109697">phantasmagoria</a>
Üyelik: 31.03.2012

Some opera songs have either no recorded (unknown writer) so anyone can have the song added to their page or if you do know who the writer was (and they were the singer) then they are credited for the song. However if you know the writer but they aren't a singer, then the first known performance should be credited.

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<a href="/tr/translator/annabellanna" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1240490">annabellanna</a>
Üyelik: 27.03.2015

Opera songs are performed by many singers. So we have lots of text repeated as many times as its performers. I think it could be better to put the authors as "artists", and the performers as "performers". There is a button placed under the frame of the text("featuring artist", I guess, NOT "also performed by" put before...) that allow to give the same visibility to performers and authors, both on top of the translation. In this way, the text is linked in both pages and we avoid to have the same text repeated 7-8 times, as happens nowadays. And, if I'm passionate about opera, and I look for a translation or a text, I can find it in the page of his own author, instead of trying to imagine under which singer's page I could find it. Ditto for which concern famous songs that has been sung by many performers.

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<a href="/tr/translator/annabellanna" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1240490">annabellanna</a>
Üyelik: 27.03.2015

I just have taken a look. "O mio babbino caro"(the same text) has been attributed to: Giacomo Puccini,Sarah Brightman, Anna Netrebko. (Not a word about the very author of the text, the poor Giovacchino Forzano). In return, the automatic note that appears under each translation(copyright) talks about an unknown(at least for me...) arranger, James Read mac Load...

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<a href="/tr/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Üyelik: 31.08.2018

Oops! I just assumed that Pucchini wrote 'O mío babino caro' because it was listed under his name.

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<a href="/tr/translator/annabellanna" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1240490">annabellanna</a>
Üyelik: 27.03.2015

I'm glad to hear it!   Regular smile
 Anyway, Puccini doesn't need any extra "h" , otherwise, you could hardly find it again  Wink smile

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<a href="/tr/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Üyelik: 31.08.2018

Oh how could I misspelled a name I've seen so many times! Thanks.

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