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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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  • 25Mar 2019

    Melano Master Class

    New York, NY National Opera Center, MacKay Studio | 330 7th Avenue

    In his forty-year career, Fabrizio Melano has directed some of opera’s most renowned interpreters around the world, including Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and VOICExperience’s own Sherrill Milnes. This unique class delves into the psychology of operatic characters, as Maestro Melano and his sister, psychotherapist Laura Melano Flanagan, work with students of the VOICExperience Opera as Drama program.

    Tickets: $25

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  • 26Mar 2019

    Milnes Master Class

    New York, NY National Opera Center, MacKay Studio | 330 7th Avenue

    You don’t sing over 600 performances at the Met without learning a thing or two. Legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes presents a master class to the students of VOICExperience’s Opera as Drama program, sharing wisdom on interpretation and performance.

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  • 29Mar 2019

    Arias on the Eastside

    New York, NY The Explorer's Club, 46 E 70th Street

    VOICExperience’s Opera as Drama Artists bring their best Arias to the Eastside! Enjoy classic scenes from the best of opera in this intimate concert and light supper at the Explorer’s Club.

    Sponsored by Mrs. Faanya L. Rose.
    Special thanks to The Explorer’s Club.

    Tickets: $55

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