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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:56:43 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Midori Goto (1971)
Georges Bizet (1838-1975)
Galina Vishnevskaya (1926)
Florence Easton (1882-1955)
Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Also, the following works premiered on this date:

Verdi's "Il Corsaro" (1848)
von Weber's "Euryanthe" (1823)
Milhaud's "Le Creation du Mond" (1923)
R. Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" (1912)

Let us remember the following artists who passed away on this date:

Virgil Fox (1912-1980)
Francesco Uttini (1723-1795)
Hans Knappertsbusch (1888-1965)

The quote for today is: "Verdi... has bursts of marvellous passion. His
passion is brutal, it is true, but it is better to be impassioned in
this way than not at all. His music at times exasperates, but it never
bores."  Georges Bizet.

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 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 1981)
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 October 2011:

Primo tenore Giovanni Martinelli (22 October 1885-2 February 1969)
Coloratura stupenda Erna Berger (19 October 1900-14 June 1990)
Soprano prima donna Florence Easton (25 October 1882-13 August 1955)
Contralto assoluta Bruna Castagna (15 October 1905-10 July 1983)
Baritone unparalleled Tito Gobbi (24 October 1913-5 March 1984)
Basso profundo Igor Gorin (26 October 1924-24 March 1982)
Distinguished virtuoso Emil Gilels (19 October 1916-14 October 1985)
Preeminent conductor Alfred Wallenstein (7 October 1898-8 February 1983)
Premier composer for October Giuseppe Verdi (10 October 1813-27 January
Featurerd premier for October Mozart's "Don Giovanni" (29 October 1787)

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley

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