Posts in category "opera"
Born today Enrico Caruso Great tenors like him there have been just few so. La Donna e Mobile was one of his staples. Once being booed he stopped singing in Naples. “It was in 1901, the year of his greatest success at La Scala, when Caruso suffered his cruelest blow. The audience he most wanted... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of George Handel. Music lovers in England’ll Absolutely tell you why a Person should know his “Messiah”. [The Great Handel Festival of 1857 at the Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park. It had a choir of 2000 and and orchestra of 500.] “Handel is often regarded as being a British composer. Although... Read more »
Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Mozart Whose music still tops every classical chart. To his Muse he was wed (at age 5!) from the start, And he wrote masterpieces till death did them part. ["The Last Hours of Mozart" by Henry Nelson O'Neil] “Mozart… is a perfect composer. It’s almost impossible to... Read more »
Born today was Tito Gobbi Operatic baritone. With de los Angeles in obi, Singing Butterfly he shone. “Lyric Opera is dedicating this revival of Otello to the memory of artistic director emeritus Bruno Bartoletti, whose artistry and wisdom enriched the company for nearly half a century. The Otello performances are also dedicated to one of the most remarkable artists in... Read more »