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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 1 May 2017 05:31:44 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!


Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)
Ruth Welting (1948-1999)
Howard Barlow (1892-1972)
Walter Susskind (1913-1980)

Also, the following works premiered on this date:

Boito's "Nerone" (1924)
Mozart's "La Finta Semplice" (1769)
Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" (1786)

Let us remember Aram Khatchaturian (1903-1978) who joined Heaven's Choir
on this date.

The quote for today is:  "People err who think my art comes easily to
me. I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and
thought to compositions as I. There is not a famous master whose music I
have not industriously studied through many times."     Wolfgang Amadeus

As always, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our birthday artists for today and
all forum members who share their birthday with them.

ARTISTS' EVENTS salutes these artists for their enduring contributions
to the world of classical music.

ARTISTS' EVENTS honors the following Hall of Fame peerless artists for
their profound contributions to the world of opera:

Tenor of all tenors Enrico Caruso (25 February 1873-2 August 1921)
Coloratura prima donna assoluta Erna Berger (19 October 1900-14 June
Soprano prima donna assoluta Rosa Ponselle (22 January 1897-25 May
Prima contralto assoluta Fedora Barbieri (4 June 1920-4 March 2003)
Baritone unequaled Leonard Warren (21 April 1911-4 March 1960)
Basso profundo of all bassos Ezio Pinza (18 May 1892-9 May 1957) 

 In memory of the following first rate artists for May 2017:

 Primo tenore  Giuseppe Zampieri (21 May 1921-11 Nov 1981)
 Coloratura stupenda Roberta Peters (4 May 1930-18 Jan 2017)
 Soprano prima donna Elisabeth Soderstrom (7 May 1927-20 Nov 2009)
 Contralto assoluta Jocelyne Taillon (19 May 1944-10 Jun 2004)
 Baritone unparalleled Ingvar Wixell (7 May 1931-8 Oct 2011)
 Basso profundo Richard van Allan (28 May 1935-4 Dec 2008)
 Distinguished virtuoso Allicia de Larrocha (23 May 1923-25 Sep 2009)
 Preeminent conductor Alfredo Antonini 31 May 1901-3 Nov 1983)
 Premier composer Louis Gottschalk (8 May 1829-1869)
 Featured premier Bedrik Smetana's "The Bartered Bride" (30 May 1866)


 "Mas Canciones," Linda Ronstadt
 "Canciones de Mi Padre," Linda Ronstadt
 "Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas," Linda Ronstadt
 "Greatest Italian Songs," vol 1, Connie Francis
 "Greatest Italian Songs," vol 2, Connie Francis
 "Spanish and Latin American Favorites," Connie Francis
 Bing Crosby: "White Christmas," with sales of over 100 MILLION copies.
 Also, he was the best recording artist of the 20th century with over
 half a BILLION records in circulation.

 May ARTISTS' EVENTS put a smile on your face and a song in your heart
 each day.

 Pace e Gioia,

 Bob Dilley
  (He Who Dares Wins)


-- - Faster than the air-speed velocity of an
                          unladen european swallow

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