Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Trip to the Opera

My husband and I went to the San Diego Opera on Saturday night to see Puccini's "Tosca". This was my first excursion to a live opera and I was thrilled by the performance. French soprano Sylvie Valayre sang the role of Floria Tosca. My favorite aria from this opera is "Vissi d'Arte" and I have included a clip of the inimitable Maria Callas singing it at the Paris Opera in 1958:

So you can get an idea of the dynamism of Sylvie Valayre, here is an aria she sings in "La Traviata", "Sempre Libera":

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