Tripping through the files and found this image from 2005, Licia Albanese with Carlo Bergonzi. There will be a special program March 13th at John Jay College, 7:30, a celebration of their lives. Details on Metropolitan Opera Guild web site. Oh, both artists were wonderful.
At the close of the DONNA del LAGO final dress yesterday the orchestra played "Happy Birthday" for the Diva, a surprise greeting and a delight to everyone. Sweetest gesture I've seen at the opera house in a long time. Grand final to a day of superb singing.