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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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Milnes Joins Colleagues to Celebrate Domingo’s 50th Anniversary Concert

“There are some of you that you were at my debut,” he said. “You are the judges. You are the ones that make an artist. So thanks to you I have been coming for a half-century.”

A tenor for most of his life, Domingo switched to baritone parts about a decade ago. He has sung 150 roles, by his count.

“The last 20 years, it seems to me like that they are five,” he said after the ceremony, “Time passes so quickly. One wishes that the time, maybe we can do it in a slow motion now the next years.”

Domingo received a standing ovation of about 2 minutes when introduced. Four famous colleagues were recognized from the audience: Martina Arroyo, Sherrill Milnes, Teresa Stratas and James Morris.

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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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    Festival Prelude

    Savannah  The Home of Toby Hollenberg, 1 Sandy Run Lane
    Celebrate the Launch of the Season with a Prelude to the Festival. Baritone Jean Carlos “JC” Rodriguez shares his Latino heritage and operatic talents in a house concert that is filled with a party vibration! Food and drink with a latin flair, set in a backdrop of elegance at the home of Toby Hollenberg, is the perfect contrast for patrons to see the artist line-up of the Festival and support the scholarships needed for their visit.
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