Vienna State Opera gala; Miguel Gomez Martinez, conductor. 1979.
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.Read More
August 5 – 27, 2017
Founded by Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves as part of the Sherrill Milnes VOICE programs, the Savannah VOICE Festival celebrates its fifth season this August with three weeks of opera, musical theater and song! The Festival brings artists from around the world to the Hostess City with the mission of providing quality vocal music to Savannah and continuing the legacy of great singing.
This season, themed [email protected], features the comedic operas of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville as its centerpieces. Audiences can attend a “prelude” performance of Shave and a Haircut, a show by Festival Director Maria Zouves that introduces the Festival operas’ main characters.