What could be more fitting than to have my new "discovery," Andrew Owens sing an aria from Mitridate on Wolfgang's birthday

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Another selection by a superb young tenor. I am "discovering" this briliiant talent and wish to share it with you.

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Winner of the Zarzuela prize at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, American tenor Andrew Owens has quickly built a reputation as one of the most promising singers of his generation, exhibiting a beautiful Italianate timbre, soaring top notes, and effortless agility.  In the 2014-2015 season, Andrew Owens returns to the Theater an der Wien main stage as Chevalier Léon in Milhaud’s La mere coupable.  He will also debut at Theater Magdeburg as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Camille de Rosillion in Die lustige Witwe.  The operatic season concludes with his professional lead debut in the US as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera Saratoga.  On the concert stage, highlights include the tenor soloist in The Genius of Mozart at the National Concert Hall, Dublin with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra. The 2013-2014 season was Andrew Owens’ final season as a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien, where he performed Don Ramiro, Tito in La clemenza di Tito (Kammeroper), Scitalce in Vinci’s Semiramide, Gastone in La Traviata, and Barbarigo in I due Foscari opposite Plácido Domingo.


You all know I have seen the greats! Here is a superb tenor who has a brilliant,easily-produced voice, and quite a range!

  I love to introduce all of you to new stars!!!!

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I forgot this!!!!!!!!

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Love the guy!!! Jan.25, 1963...Brilliant voice....So thrilling!!!  He is a throwback to the "squillante tenors."

  He is also a sweet guy...well,all my tenors are!!!!

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When I sang Galvany's doctor in 1965, I KNEW this was so gorgeous!!!!!

Two GREATS are singing this duet!!!!!

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Who is that guy with Charlie?

                     Happy Birthday,Jan.21 to US!!

1. We speak Spanish.

2.We love opera.

3. One of us is a baritone.

4. I rent..he owns Madrid.

5.I take the train.He has 7 Jets.

    But we have had pretty nice lives!!!!

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Yes, it ain't opera..But Ethel Merman,whom I saw 5 times, was born on Jan.16, 1908. She and Zinka respected each other...they were two TOUGH girls.

   Some do not like the brassy sound..This clip is a little late in her career....but on stage she was a DYNAMO!!!!

  I taught at the high school where "Ms.Zimmerman" attended..Bryant H.S.In Astoria,New York. One of my older colleagues said she was in her class, and she could belt it out at 17.

  Fantasy: Merman as Gioconda and Zinka as Dolly.




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Not for Marisa Galvany in Mayr's "Medea in Corinto." I think she said she still gets up to C....

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My girlfriend!!!

She sang, "Carlo adorato, you are a pain!!!"

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