Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great Singer of the Week: Judith Blegen

I don't know how I've missed doing a post about  Judith Blegen.  (Most of my Singer of the Week posts are about mid-20th century singers, and I think her career, ranging from 1965 to 1991, fits.)  Fresh on the heels of last week's post about The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, I am delighted to find the amazing Coloraturafan's new post of her on The Tonight Show.  Her synopsis of Rigoletto is interesting!

Here she is in an interesting English-version L'Elisir d'Amore from 1979 (with tenor John Garrison):

By contrast, here she is in a 1981 Metropolitan Opera telecast of L'Elisir with some guy named Pavarotti:

A real treat!  The final trio from Der Rosenkavalier, with Tatiana Troyanos and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 1982:

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