The Gods of the voice were in a great mood on May 17 (and I will send clips later today) because they decided that May 17 would feature the birthdays of Zinka Milanov(1906),Birgit Nilsson (1918), and Gabriel Bacquier (1924).
Their great contributions to opera are treasured, and I am glad that those Gods were feeling good on that day,whatever the year.
You see,some days are special: Gigli and Melchior on March 20 BOTH in 1890, and we all know two important dudes celebrate on Jan.21.
Clips coming up!!
-- posted at: 10:43am EDT