Have you ever noticed that birthdays are never celebrated in opera? I'm beginning to notice they never get celebrated around here either, but enough about my personal life.
Linus the WOD mascot and myself, the host of same show, happen to share the same birthday. That would be today.
Yeah for us.
Linus is going to get some yummy canned food a new toy, and Mozart (he likes Germans - Mozart, Beethoven, et. al)the overture AND the conclusion to Don Giovanni.
And since I control the mic over here at WOD, you also get to listen to the Act 2 (Antonia) trio from Les Contes D'Hoffmann. Neil Shicoff, Kurt Rydl and Jose Van Dam.
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto because I used to play that instrument, and Alfred Brendel with the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos because I always WANTED to play that instrument.
The overture to Traviata - this is one of the best overtures EVER written.
Ezio Pinza singing vecchia zimarra - he is singing to his COAT, folks.
Che faro senza Euridice - not just because von Otter is brilliant, which she is, but because its just so sweet - that flute trill in the intro kills me every time.