A Few of My Favorite Operatic Things…

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Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 12.11.33 AMIn no real order, but starting with my current ringtone. If you call, and I don’t answer, you now know why. I’m listening to Dmitri.  Of course the greatest baritone ever is well represented on this list.  After all, I am a confessed baritone junkie.  Once in awhile I do allow equal time for sopranos, and there might be a token tenor, just to make the barihunk look good.  One of the most stunning and moving performances I’ve ever encountered is final O Patria Mia Leontyne Price did at the Met.  I cried all the way through it.  When you get 4.5 minutes into it, you can see the emotion in her face.  It was amazing how she manged to keep it together.  I don’t think anyone else who loves opera did.  I still cry when I watch it.  I still mourn the loss of Beverly Sills.  I think of all my operatic favorites, Va Tosca is the one I love the best.  I’ve had a long, rough week.  I need my opera.

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