When I first got interested in opera I hadn't listened to Tosca and I didn't know this aria. Then I got interested in Callas and stumbled on the 1953 Tosca recording. When I heard Di Stefano singing this for the first time I was blown away. After that it has became one of my favorite pieces. Di...
Opera Hour #4:
Il viaggio a Reims - Gioachino Rossini
'Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims was written rapidly in Paris in 1825 to commemorate the coronation of Charles X. Its "plot" concerns a group of international bigwigs who are waiting for their carriages at a spa near...
I am trying to find a specific performance of the piece heard here:
(up to 1:25)
(up to 1:44)
The version I'm looking for is a male bass doubled by an organ singing long, sustained notes while a female voice sings "haec dies" on top (she sings the melody heard in the two videos)...