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It is the strain I heard within my soul

On this day in 1910, The Pipe of Desire by Frederick Shepherd Converse premiered at the Metropolitan Opera. 

Born on this day in 1844 composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Born on this day in 1882 composer Gian Francesco Malipiero.

Born on this day in 1900 soprano Ofelia Nieto.

Happy 88th birthday bass John Macurdy.

Born on this day in 1933 bass Jules Bastin.

Happy 67th birthday conductor James Conlon.

  • I’d be interested in some expert Parterre opinions on this version of “Ah non giunge”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS4G7qX3-Hg

    • grimoaldo2

      Not putting myself forward as an expert, but it sounds pretty damn good to me! I am not sure that I heard a trill or trills and some of the ornaments don’t sound perfectly in tune to me. Minor quibbles though, the audience obviously enjoyed it and so did I, thank you for bringing this singer to our attention and I will be sure to listen to her more.

      • I’ve only actually seen her in Lakmé, and enjoyed her Rameau disc.