2022 In Memoriam

December 31, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Collage of four albums in from of red theatre curtain: featuring images of John Aler, Anotnietta Stella, Maria Ewing, and Ned Rorem

A tribute to a few of the artists who departed in 2022 including soprano Antonietta Stella; mezzo-sopranos Teresa Berganza, Maria Ewing, and Josephine Veasey; tenors John Aler and Nigel Rogers, and composer Ned Rorem.

Watch the a rare video of one of the great singing actresses, Maria Ewing, below.


Playlist

Ernest Charles: When I Have Sung My Songs
John Aler, tenor
Grant Gershon, piano
Songs We Forgot to Remember
Delos DE-3181

Giuseppe Verdi: “Morrò, ma prima in grazia” from Un ballo in maschera
Antonietta Stella, soprano
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Thomas Schippers, conductor
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, New York, 1959
Walhall Eternity WLCD-0322

John Dowland: Awake sweet love and Fine knacks for ladies
Nigel Rogers, tenor
Paul O’Dette, lute
John Dowland: Songs for Tenor and Lute
Virgin Classics VC 7 90726-2

Hector Berlioz: Entrance of Didon from Les Troyens
Josephine Veasey, mezzo-soprano
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Berlioz: Les Troyens
Philips 416 432-2

Henry Purcell: Dido’s Lament from Dido & Aeneas
Maria Ewing, mezzo-soprano
Collegium Musicum 90
Richard Hickox, conductor
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Chandos CHAN-0586

Ned Rorem: Pippa’s Song
Gianna d’Angelo, soprano
Ned Rorem, piano
Songs of Samuel Barber and Ned Rorem
New World NW 229

Ned Rorem: Sing My Soul
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
John Scott, conductor
American Voices
Resonus Classics RES-10187

Franz Liszt: Enfant, si j’étais rois and Oh! quand je dors
John Aler, tenor
Daniel Blumenthal, piano
Lizst: Songs
Newport Classic NC-60028

Gioachino Rossini: “Nacqui all’affanno…Non più mesta” from La Cenerentola
Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Berganza Sings Rossini, Gluck, and Handel
London 421 327-2