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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 18 Nov 2012 04:56:33 -0500

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Gianna d'Angelo (1934)
Maria Ivogun (1891-1987)
Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985)
Amelita Galli-Curci (1882-1963)
Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680-1730)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Also, Respighi's "La Campana Sommersa" premiered on this date in 1927.

Today marks the 84th anniversary of that great American champion and
hero of MICKEY MOUSE'S movie debut in "Steamboat Willie" in 1928.  Long
live Mickey!

Let us remember Dorothy Kirsten (1917-1992) who passed away on this

The quote for today is:  "Why do you always insist on playing while I'm
trying to conduct?"   Eugene Ormandy.

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 November 2012:

Primo tenore Giuseppe Anselmi (16 November 1876-27 May 1929)
Coloratura stupenda Lucia Popp (12 November 1939-15 November 1993)
Soprano prima donna Maria Stader (5 November 1911-17 April 1999)
Contralto assoluta Jean Madeira (14 November 1918-10 July 1972)
Baritone unparalleled John Forsell (6 November 1868-30 May 1941)
Basso profundo Jerome Hines (8 November 1921-4 February 2003)
Distinguished virtuoso Wilhelm Kempff (25 November 1895-23 May 1991)
Preeminent conductor Earnest Ansermet (11 November 1883-20 February
Premier composer Gaetano Donizetti (29 November 1797-8 Ap;ril 1848)
Featured premier Umberto Giordano's "Fedora" (17 November 1898)

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley

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