Mario Del Monaco concert (1969)

1969 concert of the legendary Italian tenor Mario Del Monaco. Recorded on March 8, 1969. An amazing performance by Del Monaco singing heavy operatic repertoire at the age of 54.

Fleming and Domingo perform Love Duet from Act I of Verdi’s Otello

American opera singer and soprano Renée Fleming and the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo perform Love Duet from Act I of Otello, a 1887 opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by the Italian poet, journalist, novelist, librettist and composer Arrigo Boito (24 February 1842 – 10 June 1918), based on […]

Shakespeare: Take, O take those lips away (Voices of Music, soprano: Anna Dennis)

Early music ensemble Voices of Music performs John Wilson’s setting of the song, “Take, O take those lips away,” from Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure”. Soprano: Anna Dennis. The second verse, which is not in Shakespeare’s play, is possibly by John Fletcher, although both authors may have used a popular song from the time.

Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet (London Symphony & Gergiev)

Conducted by Valery Gergiev, the London Symphony Orchestra plays Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, an Overture-Fantasy style orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2007.