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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:54:06 +0100

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Alda Noni (1916)
Franz Lehar (1870-1948)
Robert Shaw (1916-1999)
Louise Homer (1871-1947)
Luis Antonio Navarro (1941)

Also, the following works premiered on this date:

Mascagni's "Lodoletta" (1917)
Offenbach's "Dragonette" (1857)
Stravinsky's "Persephene" (1934)
Debussy's "Pelleus et Mellisande" (1902)

The quote for today is: "The attraction of the virtuoso for the 
public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is 
always the hope that something dangerous will happen." Claude Debussy.

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.

In memory of the following first rate artists:

Tenor of all tenors Enrico Caruso (25 February 1873-2 August 1921)
Primo tenore Jussi Bjoerling (5 February 1911-9 September 1960)
Coloratura stupenda Beverly Sills (25 May 1929-2 July 2007)
Soprano prima donna Elisabeth Rethberg (22 September 1894-6 June 1976)
Contralto  assoluta Gladys Swarthout (25 December 1900-7 July 1969)
Baritone unparalleled Robert Merrill (4 June 1917-23 October 2004)
Basso profundo Fernando Corena (22 December 1916-26 November 1984)
Distinguished virutuoso Mischa Elman (20 January 1891-5 April 1967)
Preeminent conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (25 January 1886-30 November 1954)

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley

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