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Subject: ARTISTS' EVENTS
From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 7 Aug 2016 07:43:27 -0400
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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Kim Borg (1919-2000) 
Alexandra Kurzak (1977)
Gail Robinson (1946-2008)

Also, Boildieus' "Abderkhan" and von Suppe's "Das Madchen vom Lande"
premiered on this date in 1804 and 1847, respectively.

Let us remember Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893) and Christina Deutekom
(1931-2014) who joined Heaven's Choir on this date.

During an interview with Bruce Duffie on October 15, 1986, Deutekom  was
asked  what the differences were in the vocal line between the bel canto
operas of Bellini and Donizetti and the early Verdi operas.  She replied
"The bel canto is the more difficult thing because you must be a good
singer.  You must really know what to do with your breath.  Singing is
all working with the breath, and you really must know and have a good
technique.  For me it’s harder to sing Lieder; I think that’s the most
difficult thing to do."  

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 August 2016:

Primo tenore Richard Tucker (28 Aug 1913-8 Jan 1975)
Coloratura stupenda Miliza Korjus (18 Aug 1909-26 Aug 1980)
Soprano prima donna Stella Roman (23 Aug 1904-12 Feb 1992)
Contralto assoluta Lili Chookasian (1 Aug 1921-10 Apr 2012)
Baritone unparalleled Heinrich Schlusnus (6 Aug 1888-18 Jun 1952)
Basso profundo Nicola Ghiuselev (17 Aug 1936-16 May 2014)
Distinguished virtuoso Julius Katchen (15 Aug 1926-29 Apr 1969)
Preeminent conductor Leonard Bernstein (25 Aug 1918-14 Oct 1990)
Premier composer Ambroise Thomas (5 Aug 1811-12 Feb 1896)
Featured premier Giuseppe Verdi's "Aroldo" (16 Aug 1857)

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
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
FIAT VOLUNTAS DEI
( May God's Will Be Done)



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