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From: Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Dilley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:10:51 -0500

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Forsooth Opera Lovers!

Today we can celebrate the birthdays of:

Rita Gorr (1926-2012) 
Isabel Leonard (1982)
Aldo Ceccato (1934).

Also, the following works premiered on this date:

Saint-Saens' "Helene" (1904)
Menotti's "The Telephone" (1947)
Massenet's "Le Jongleur de Notre Dame" (1902)

Let us remember Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956) who joined Heaven's
Choir on this date.

The quote for today is:  "Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates
without effort an immortal masterpiece." 
Camille Saint-Saens.

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 February 2017:

 Primo tenore  Alfred Piccaver (5 Feb 1884-23 Sep 1958)
 Coloratura stupenda Erna Sack (6 Feb 1898-2 Mar 1972)
 Soprano prima donna Renata Tebaldi (1 Feb 1922-19 Dec 2004)
 Contralto assoluta Clara Butt (1 Feb 1872-23 Jan 1936)
 Baritone unparalleled Geraint Evans (16 Feb 1922-19 Sep 1992)
 Basso profundo Cesare Siepi (10 Feb 1923-5 Jul 2010)
 Distinguished virtuoso Myra Hess (25 Feb 1890-25 Nov 1965)
 Preeminent conductor Erich Leinsdorf (4 Feb 1912-3 Jun 1996)
 Premier composer Arrigo Boito (24 Feb 1842-10 Jun 1918)
 Featured premier Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" (29 Feb 1836)


 "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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