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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:51:13 -0500

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Margarita Rinaldi (1935)
Theodor Uppman (1920-2005)
Vincenzo Sardinero (1937-2002)
Ermmano Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948)

Also, Donizetti's "Caterina Cornaro" and Handel's "Ottone" premiered on
this date in 1844 and 1723, respectively.

Let us remember Elena Obraztsova (1939-2015) who joined Heaven's Choir
on this date.

The quote for today is an anecdote of Handel:  "A young singer in the
choir of Worcester came to London with [a] recommendation to Mr Handel
as [a] great genius. Handel asked him to sing; he did so. Handel said:
"This is the way you praise God at Worcester?" "Yes", he answered. "God
is very good" [replied Handel], "and will no doubt hear your praises at
Worcester, but no man will hear them at London."  by Michael Tilmouth,
in the book 'Music in Eighteenth-Century England.' 

VINTAGE ICON COMIC STRIP DEBUTS:  On this date in 1913 George McManus'
BRINGING UP FATHER featuring Jiggs and Maggie made its long running
debut.  Also, in 1971 ALL IN THE FAMILY starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean
Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner made their iconic tv debuts.

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 January 2017:

 Primo tenore  Mario Lanza (31 Jan 1921-7 Oct 1959)
 Coloratura stupenda Emmy Loose (22 Jan 1914-14 Oct 1987)
 Soprano prima donna Pilar Lorengar (16 Jan 1928-2 Jun 1996)
 Contralto assoluta Irena Arkhipova (2 Jan 1925-11 Feb 2010)
 Baritone unparalleled Antonio Scotti (25 Jan 1866-26 Feb 1936)
 Basso profundo Vladimiro Ganzarolli (9 Jan 1932-14 Jan 2010)
 Distinguished virtuoso Jacqueline Du Pre (26 Jan 1945-19 Oct 1987)
 Preeminent conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (25 Jan 1886-30 Nov 1954)
 Premier composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 Jan 1756-5 Dec 1791)
 Featured premier Enrique Granados' "Goyescas" (28 Jan 1916)


 "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
  (He Who Dares Wins)

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