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Un ballo in maschera: “Eri tu”

Vienna State Opera gala; Miguel Gomez Martinez, conductor. 1979.

Rigoletto: “Cortigiani vil razza dannata”

Concert performance.

Pagliacci: “Si puo”

The Metropolitan Opera; James Levine, conductor. 1978.

About Sherrill

Sherrill Milnes is universally acclaimed as the foremost operatic baritone of his generation. With his powerful voice, commanding stage presence and rugged handsomeness, he achieved the kind of adulation that is usually reserved for tenors. He sang over 650 performances at the Met, where he was honored with sixteen new productions, seven opening nights, and ten national telecasts. As a leading artist in all of the world’s great opera houses, Mr. Milnes performed and recorded with the likes of Domingo, Pavarotti, Caballé, Sutherland, Sills, Horne, Price, and Tebaldi. He is the winner of three Grammy Awards, and the most recorded American singer of his time. In 2008 he received the Opera News Award for Distinguished Achievement.

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Opera legend Sherrill Milnes keeps a quieter profile in Palm Harbor

“For nearly 40 years, he was one of the world’s best known opera singers. If Luciano Pavarotti was the tenor, Milnes was the baritone.

He and his wife have lived in Palm Harbor since 2005, when family and opera projects brought them. He’s a teacher now, content to guide young singers toward the kind of finesse he has honed. He’ll host an event tonight in Tarpon Springs, An Evening With Sherrill Milnes and the Ghosts of the Savannah. His festival wraps up Sunday.

Here, Milnes moves about without the glamor of his former life. He and his wife do crossword puzzles and take cruises. They sing Christmas songs at an annual pageant.

But people who know opera know Milnes.”

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What’s it like to grow up on a small farm in Illinois only to find yourself, some 20 years later, performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House? And then to travel the world, singing in historic theaters from La Scala in Milan to Vienna, Paris, London, and beyond? Sherrill Milnes tells all in this completely updated, first-time-in-paperback edition of his very successful biography.

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  • 19Aug 2017

    Festival Opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Sung in Italian with English Translations above the Stage (Run time: 2 hrs.)
    The Famous Barber is scheming and dealing in this operatic masterpiece as Rosina and Almaviva need the Figaro’s expertise to be together, despite Bartolo’s scheme to keep her for himself. SVF reunites some of its favorite cast members of past productions for a delightful journey into Beaumarchais first comedic installation of the Barber Trilogy, sprinkled with a bit of romance. Written 74 years after Mozart’s telling of part two, this “Prequel” to The Marriage of Figaro goes back in time to where it all began. An intimate production with virtual sets and a chamber ensemble suited to the intimacy of the historic Morris Center. Sponsored by Helen Downing

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  • 20Aug 2017

    Milnes VOICE Studio Showcase: Scenes and Songs

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    After two weeks of intense study and hard work, the VOICE Studio Artists present their artistry to audiences that have followed their progress throughout the Festival. Say a fond farewell to the Studio Artists in their final Festival performance at this historic and iconic Savannah venue.
    Sponsored by Carolyn Donovan

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  • 21Aug 2017

    Opera Idol

    Savannah The Charles H. Morris Center

    Competing for prizes and special opportunities, singers work with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Sherrill Milnes and Executive Director, Maria Zouves in a master class setting. The audience gets the chance to vote for their favorite artists and directors of opera companies hear Savannah VOICE Festival’s emerging artists — this competitive event promises to be an exciting one!
    Sponsored by Barbara Wilson

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