A birthday recital from the greatest voice this nation has ever produced, and the greatest baritone in the history of opera.
Category: Beverly Sills
Sunday Morning Opera: A Recital for My Birthday
Today is my birthday. I’ve decided to have a recital of my favorites. One of the fun things about opera is the possibility of
Sunday Morning Opera: A Smackdown
Don’t Be a Janis
I think I angered someone on Facebook when I did not react as I should to a photo of an obviously stoned Janis Joplin.
Sunday Morning Opera: Stormy Weather
My personal favorite:
Sunday Morning Opera: Crazy Relatives
Beverly Sills (Lucia) Patricia Kern (Alisa) Carlo Bergonzi (Edgardo) Piero Cappuccilli (Enrico) Justino Diaz (Raimondo) Adolf Dallapozza (Arturo) Joan Sutherland (Lucia) Luciano Pavarotti (Edgardo)
Sherrill Milnes & Beverly Sills
Everyone who knows me knows that I have a fairly strict baritones only, philosophy in life. Once in awhile a tenor might be needed
Sunday Morning Opera: Bubbles
I’m a week late.
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
Sunday Morning Opera: The Ides of March
The Ides of March will be on Thursday, this year. On the corresponding date, in 44 BC, saw the death of Julius Caesar, andRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Let’s Bubble!
What may be her greatest performance:Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: Thais Smackdown
Sunday Morning Opera:
I’m still hurting. The only way I know to handle it is by dealing with the greatest of them all.Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: Giving Thanks
Music to celebrate our country, on our unique holiday week. All voices and composers are American.Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating Opera
This week saw the celebration of opera as a genera, an art form, and way of life. There are those who consider it theRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Baritones and Stress
You may have noticed I’ve been on autopilot the past week or so. There are reasons. Things were so iffy last night I wasRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the day we’ve been waiting for since early May. In just a few hours the amazing chandeliers will begin their journey upward,Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: American Songs
Sunday Morning Opera – Total Eclipse of the Sun
It is amazing how you can locate thematic music from opera. I was trying to find something about the sun, specifically baritone. Instead, IRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Wisdom, Faith, Sex & Violence
Right about now you might be wondering how I’m going to blend my Proverbs Challenge (day 3) with Sunday Morning Opera. You think that’sRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: My Met Top 50
We opera fans are a strange bunch of fanatical and very insane individuals. We’re as bad as baseball fanatics. Quite often we are oneRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: “New” Met @ 50!
This evening the Metropolitan Opera will celebrate 50 years at Lincoln Center. When it opened, the NY Times gushed: “…On September 16, 1966, theRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Will She or Won’t She?
Last week, the operatic world was shocked to hear that the greatest soprano of a generation – today’s Beverly Sills, Renée Fleming was retiringRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Happy Birthday Leontyne Price
The Diva in a Turban turned ninety this week! There is no argument that she is one of the greatest voices this country hasRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. There is a classicRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: The Greatest – Ever!
Tomorrow is the birthday of the greatest baritone of them all, the one who put the hunk in the word baritone and the restRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: Cheesy Songs & Baritones
The best baritone crooning is cheesy. I doesn’t matter who the baritone is, it just needs to be a little cheesy. (I’ve added 1Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: National Opera Week
Two things are going on this week. First, it is National Opera Week. Secondly, today is annual Richard Tucker Foundation Gala. The more IRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: The New Met at 50
This is one of those wonderful, self-indulgent posts that can be about anything. I’m loving it. I suspect I’ll just meander around Lincoln CenterRead More
Sunday Morning Opera: The Greatest Soprano There Ever Was
Wednesday would have been Beverly Sills 87th birthday. When it comes to Bubbles, where do you begin? I’ll start with my favorite and endRead More