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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:50:20 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthday of Barry Morell (1927-2003).

Also, Cherubini's "Il Giulio Sabino" and Delius' "Koanga" premiered on
this date in 1786 and 1904, respectively.

Let us remember Conchita Supervia (1895-1936) who passed away on this

The quote for today is:  "There is only one real happiness in life, and
that is the happiness of creating."  Frederick Delius.

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 March 2012:

Primo tenore Beniamino Gigli (20 March 1890-30 November 1957)
Coloratura stupenda Maria Barrientos (10 March 1883-8 August 1946)
Soprano prima donna Gina Cigna (6 March 1900-20 June 2001)
Contralto assoluta Monica Sinclair (23 March 1925-7 May 2002)
Baritone unparalleled Pasquale Amato (21 March 1878-12 August 1942)
Basso profundo Paolo Montarsolo (16 March 1925-31 August 2006)
Distinguished virtuoso Rudolf Serkin (28 March 1907-8 May 1991)
Preeminent conductor Hans Knappertsbusch (12 March 1888-25 October 1965)
Premier composer for March Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844-21
June 1908)
Featured premier for March Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" (11 March 1867)

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley

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