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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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