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  • Dec 18

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    Birthdays:  Jean-Baptiste Rey (1734), János Spech (1767- est), Josep Ignasi Clement Coll i Britapaja (1840), Rosa Harriet Newmarch (1857), Lionel John Alexander Monckton (1861), Adolf Vogl (1873), Sergio Failoni (1890), Nina Koshetz (1894 -OS), Saburō Takata (1913), KS Rita Streich (1920), Cesare Valletti (1922), Giuseppe Zecchillo (1929)

     

    Losses: Johann Gottfried Herder (1803), John Inigo Richards (1810), Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch aka Gallus-Mederitsch (1835), Felice Blangini (1841), Giuseppe Nicolini (1842), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1869), Francesco Florimo  (1888), Paul Xavier Désiré d’Ivry (1903), Alberto Randegger (1911), Henryk Jarecki (1918), Horatio William Parker (1919), Frederick Herman Martens (1932), Sem Benelli (1949), Zélie De Lussan (1949), Winfried Zillig (1963), Michelangelo Veltri (1997)

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    Special Mention:

    Knut Skram

    (Dec 18, 1937)

    77th Birthday

     

    PalayMS

    Special Mention:

    Elliot Palay

    (Dec 18, 1948)

    66th Birthday

     

    UdalovaMS

    Special Mention:

    Irina Udalova

    (Dec 18, 1949)

    65th Birthday

     

    DeSalaasMS

    Special Mention:

    Sergio de Salas

    (Dec 18, 1944)

    70th Birthday

     

    FinelMS

    Special Mention:

    Paul Finel

    (Dec 18, 1924)

    90th Birthday

     

    OresteMS

    Special Mention:

    Oreste, GF Handel

    London, Covent Garden

    World Premiere

    1734

     

    SchivaLiberataMS

    Special Mention:

    La schiava liberate, Niccolò Jommelli

    Ludwigsburg, Schlosstheater

    World Premiere

    1768

     

    IolantaMS

    Special Mention:

    Iolanta, P Tchaikovsky

    St Petersburg, Mariinsky

    World Premiere

    1892

    MakropolusmS

    Special Mention:

    Věc Makropulos, Leoš Janáček

    Brno, National Theater

    World Premiere

    1926

     

     

     

     

     

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                                  Dec 18

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    You have to keep a certain standard. As a singer you must find your optimal voice. Sometimes you may sing better, but you should never allow yourself to go below a certain, high, level and to maintain that level you have to practice. You also need a good singing technique.”

    My farewell with the role of Butterfly on the Arena di Verona will probably remain the most memorable performance on stage for me. As the audience of 200,000 was giving me a long standing ovation, I thought to myself: “May be I have managed to give these people something truly valuable, if I receive in return so much love” – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/128721/Bulgarian+Opera+Singer+Raina+Kabaivanska%3A+Italy+Makes+Me+Feel+Divine#sthash.KGS7KCHp.dpuf
    My farewell with the role of Butterfly on the Arena di Verona will probably remain the most memorable performance on stage for me. As the audience of 200,000 was giving me a long standing ovation, I thought to myself: “May be I have managed to give these people something truly valuable, if I receive in return so much love”. – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/128721/Bulgarian+Opera+Singer+Raina+Kabaivanska%3A+Italy+Makes+Me+Feel+Divine#sthash.KGS7KCHp.dpuf
    My farewell with the role of Butterfly on the Arena di Verona will probably remain the most memorable performance on stage for me. As the audience of 200,000 was giving me a long standing ovation, I thought to myself: “May be I have managed to give these people something truly valuable, if I receive in return so much love”. – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/128721/Bulgarian+Opera+Singer+Raina+Kabaivanska%3A+Italy+Makes+Me+Feel+Divine#sthash.KGS7KCHp.dpuf
    The lack of freedom in very walk of life proved to be the harshest verdict that the comunist regime delivered on the people. Great artists remained unknown to the world. – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/128721/Bulgarian+Opera+Singer+Raina+Kabaivanska%3A+Italy+Makes+Me+Feel+Divine#sthash.KGS7KCHp.dpu
    The lack of freedom in very walk of life proved to be the harshest verdict that the comunist regime delivered on the people. Great artists remained unknown to the world. – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/128721/Bulgarian+Opera+Singer+Raina+Kabaivanska%3A+Italy+Makes+Me+Feel+Divine#sthash.KGS7KCHp.dpuf

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                                                                       - Knut Skram (* Dec 18, 1937)


     

     

     

     

     

     

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