When a composer like Giuseppe Verdi has numerous operas still performed in the repertoire, favorite arias pile up–even more so than favorite Verdi operas–because there are so many more arias to choose from.
Thank you, Giuseppe Verdi, for these exquisite arias, and thank you friends on Twitter and Facebook for sharing your favorites for this digital birthday tribute. Enjoy:
From Rigoletto: “Parmi veder le lagrime” with Ramon Vargas
From Stiffelio: ‘Perder dunque voi volete’ with Catherine Malfitano
From Il Trovatore: “Di quella pira” with Luciano Pavarotti
From La Traviata: “Ah forse lui – Sempre Libera” with Anna Netrebko