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May 19Liked by Opera Daily

Thank you for your weekly opera email. Enjoy your summer.

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We agree on all your selections !!!

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May 19Liked by Opera Daily

Just to thank you for your wonderful Emails which are always interesting and enjoyable.

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May 19Liked by Opera Daily

Michelle, hope you have an excellent summer! I'm going to highlight one aria you've explored because WHAT AN ARIA! and what incredible performances by Alfredo Kraus, Alain Vanzo, and Lawrence Brownlee (wish there was the complete aria by Mathew Polanzani): Les pรชcheurs de perles. WD 13, Act I: "Je crois entendre encore." I was captured by this aria in a performance by the Australian tenor David Hobson, which is also, thankfully, on YouTube so I can share it with you.

https://youtu.be/xKrxFWNVwTI?si=OWowbTUY_4Xr7GRa

I LOVE living in the recording age, and now the streaming age, so we have the chance to hear so many great singers and hear how each approaches the music (e.g., Hobson's is utterly forlorn and sad). There are many more version of this aria on YouTube and I will be exploring them.

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Wonderful, yes! thank you for sharing!

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May 20Liked by Opera Daily

I'll miss you this summer! Especially I'll miss Franco Corelli in Tosca!

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I love every one of your selection. Cecilia Bartoli is such a joy to listen to and watch.

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May 20Liked by Opera Daily

Wonderful selection - thank you Michele

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Saving this post for summer listening. And big Yes from all my communications work to your comments on 'listening' generally. Have a sweet summer, Michele.

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You too!

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