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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: November 9 (Alarie, Terfel)

1921 - Pierrette Alarie, Montreal, Canada; opera soprano, teacher

Biography (Encyclopedia of Music in Canada)

Pierrette Alarie sings "Voi che sapete" from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Pierrette Alarie and Léopold Simoneau sing "Cara, non dubitar" from Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto

1965 - Bryn Terfel, Pantglas, Wales; opera and concert bass-baritone


Bryn Terfel sings:

 "Leb Wohl" from Wagner's Die Walküre (with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland, conducted by Edo De Waart)

"Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma

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