Saturday, August 2, 2014

Carlo Bergonzi, a Tribute

Radames, October 1978  AIDA
Riccardo, October 1982  BALLO IN MASCHERA
Turridu  September 1971 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA with Jean Kraft as Mama Lucia
Nemorino 1987  L'ELISIR D'AMORE
Enzo Grimaldi  1979    GIOCONDA
Canio  1979  PAGLIACCI.  Cornell MacNeil as Tonio in background.
Rehearsal  1996  LEVINE GALA
Every session with Mr. Bergonzi was thrilling. He was an elegant singer. He sang, I smiled. Thank goodness there are recordings to cherish.  We never spoke. I regret that. I would have expressed profound thanks for his artistry.