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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 31 Jul 2016 04:53:25 -0400

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthday of Robert Planquette (1848-1903).

Also, Offenbach's "Le Princesse de Trebizonde" premiered on this date in

Let us remember Franz Liszt (1811-1886) who joined Heaven's Choir on
this date.

The quote for today is:  "For the virtuoso, musical works are in fact
nothing but tragic and moving materializations of his emotions; he is
called upon to make them speak, weep, sing and sigh, to recreate them in
accordance with his own consciousness. In this way he, like the
composer, is a creator, for he must have within himself those passions
that he wishes to bring so intensely to life."     Franz Liszt.

As always, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our birthday artist for today and
all forum members who share their birthday with him.

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 July 2016:

Primo tenore Giuseppe Di Stefano (24 Jul 1921-3 Mar 2008)
Coloratura stupenda Eugenia Tadolini (9 JuL 1809-11 Jul 1872)
Soprano prima donna Giuditta Grisi (28 JuL 1805-1 May 1840)
Contralto assoluta Maureen Forrester (25 Jul 1930-16 Jun 2010)
Baritone unparalleled Aldo Protti (19 Jul 1920-10 Aug 1995)
Basso profundo Mark Riezen (3 Jul 1895-25 Nov 1992)
Distinguished virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci (24 Jul 1918-6 Aug 2012)
Preeminent conductor Kurt Masur (18 Jul 1927-19 Dec 2015)
Premier composer Leos Janacek (3 Jul 1854-12 Aug 1928)
Featured premier Franz Joseph Haydn's "L' Infedelta Delusa" (26 Jul


"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
Bing Crosby: "White Christmas," with sales of over 100 MILLION copies. 
Also, he was the best recording artist of the 20th century with over
half a BILLION records in circulation.

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

Pace e Gioia,

Bob Dilley
( May God's Will Be Done)

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