La Scena Musicale

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: May 3 (Simoneau, D'Oyly Carte)

1916 - Léopold Simoneau, St-Flavien, Québec, Canada; opera tenor


Léopold Simoneau sings "Dalla sua pace" from Mozart's Don Giovanni

1844 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, London, England; impresario (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company)

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Act 1 Finale of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1990 production on BBC2)

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