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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 May 2014 06:10:25 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Valery Gergiev (1953)
Jeanne Altmeyer (1948)
Michael Rabin (1936-1972)
Anton Guadagno (1923-2002)
Alexander Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874)

Also, the following works premiered on this date:

Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" (1692)
Mascagni's "Il Piccolo Marat" (1921)
Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" (1936)

Let us remember Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) who passed away on this

The quote for today is:  "Performances and concerts... allow people to
feel what joy it is to live on this earth, what joy to live in Russia,
to live today in a stable country, a country that is wealthy, first and
foremost with human talent."      Valery Gergiev.

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 May 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)


"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

-- - Does exactly what it says on the tin

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