By now, regular Pink Flamingo readers are well aware that I’m a Baritone Junkie. There is a reason for this. Two words: Sherrill Milnes. If you know and love opera the way I do, and love baritones the way I do, that’s all you need to know.
I’ve had a difficult evening, trying to finish a post and deal with family issues. My father’s Alzheimer’s Disease is gradually getting worse. My mother, who is his care-giver is stressed beyond imagination.
While I’m writing this, I’m listening to my baritones and delving into the chocolate. It’s that kind of evening. Thanks to Barihunks, I was reminded of what really counts in life: Baritones! It then dawned on me that the other important quantity was missing: Chocolate.
Pietà, rispetto, amore from Verdi’s Macbeth
Until Milnes & Domingo recorded this sublime duet from The Pearl Fishers, it was rarely heard. Fortunately, today, the entire opera, once ‘rare’ is being performed. I like to think THIS is what started it. It’s like this. I was there, right there, at the Met, for this specific performance!
I love this one. Then I think about not having Bubbles, and it makes me want to cry.
I’m feeling much better, now.