Sunday Morning Opera: A Wedding & A Funeral


In time for the Royal Wedding, there are weddings in opera.  Very few have happy endings, obviously. There are many marriages in opera. Instead of hitting the actual wedding, I’m just taking the good stuff from a few of those operas. Then, it dawned on me, why bother. It’s time to deal with the obvious. Unfortunately, this leads to the ultimate question: Sills or Sutherland? Bubbles always wins!

Beverly Sills, Carlo Bergonzi, Piero Cappuccilli

Roberta PETERS, Loretta Di Franco, Dano Raffanti, Robert Nagy, Brian Schexnayder, Julien Robbins

Sherrill Milnes, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland

Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Plenk, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Yuon

Maria Callas

Enrico Caruso, Amelita Galli-Curci, Marcel Journet, Minnie Egener, Guiseppe di Luca, and Angelo Bada. Recorded on January 25, 1917