It’s my birthday. I’m celebrating it by playing what I want. Let’s start with my very, very, very favorite piece of opera. I love this. Quite frankly, I never could see why Tosca stabbed Scarpia. Frankly, I’d have dumped the tenor and run off with the barihunk! I’ve put together a little recital for moi. Naturally it features Sherrill Milnes and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. We really don’t want tenors, right?
And – I found an OMG moment! Milnes doing Maria!
I seem to remember several birthdays spent at the Met, with Milnes. (Sigh). Then there is Milnes morphing into Wyatt Earp. What more can a baritone junkie want in this life?
Opera is soul food.