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Subject: ARTISTS' EVENTS
From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 1 May 2014 05:25:53 -0400
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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

WELCOME TO MAY 2014.

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 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) and Aram Khatchaturian
(1903-1978) who passed away on this date.

The quote for today is:   "When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking
after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on
such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly."   Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart.

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
1990)
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 April 2014:

Primo tenore Carlo Cossutta (8 May 1932-22 Jan 2000)
Coloratura stupenda Ruth Welting (1 May 1948-16 Dec 1999)
Soprano prima donna Ghena Dimitrova (6 May 1941-11 Jun 2005)
Contralto assoluta Shirley Verrett (31 May 1931-5 Nov 2010)
Baritone unparalleled Mariano Stabile (12 May 1888-11 Jan 1968)
Basso profundo Boris Christoff (18 May 1914-28 Jun 1993)
Distinguished virtuoso Clifford Curzon (18 May 1907-1 Sep 1982)
Preeminent conductor Nicola Rescigno (28 May 1916-4 Aug 2008)
Premier composer Riccardo Zandonai (28 May 1883-5 Jun 1944)
Featured premier Donizetti's "Linda di Chamounix" (19 May 1842)

NON CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF MERITORIOUS ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE:

"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

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

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley
FUNICULI FUNICULA!!

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