romantic arias for girls AND boys . . .

Want to listen to some romantic arias, sip some wine, and slip into a private little heaven?

In honor of Valentine’s day, I have two lovely arias for you:

First, for the ladies, Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut, sung by the Argentine lyric tenor Marcelo Álvarez (whom I just heard in the Met’s radio broadcast of Tosca). Ladies, imagine you’ve just stepped out of a carriage, and Marcelo has fallen in love with you on sight and is singing this aria for your ears only.

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The last is piece is especially for the gentlemen, courtesy of @amzenon. Okay, for everyone. But gents,  if Maria Callas can’t melt your stony heart with her renditio of “Porgi amor” on the holiday devoted to romance, then you are a Scrooge. Stand by. Three cupids wielding arrows will be visiting shortly to help you claim your humanity, you heartless guttersnipe.

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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And the moral of this post is: Opera makes any Valentine’s Day more special!


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4 Responses to romantic arias for girls AND boys . . .

  1. Hmm. Wouldn’t that be fortuitous if someone reading this blog could hook me up with a gatekeeper. I’ll let you know if it comes to pass. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, you wonderful woman. Hope we can talk soon.

  2. Loved the beautiful choices of music. Wanting to know when we fans will get to read “Deviled by Don”, your comic opera novel? I know at least one of your wonderful fans must know a publisher, editor or agent that would jump at the chance to publish the book for those of us who can’t wait to get their hands on it!

  3. Another lovely aria for Valentine’s Day. (I actually refer to this one in my opera novel). Thanks for stopping by on a windy evening.

  4. Awww. Matter for a little anti-melancholy chuckle: I checked out so many opera CDs from the library yesterday that the lady at the desk spontaneously wished me a happy Valentine’s Day. (She knows!) And to help you finish out the glass of wine: