December 22, 2009

Today's Tune: "O Mio Babbino Caro" ("Oh My Dear Papa") Performed By Angela Gheorghiu

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Giacomo Puccini, according to Wikipedia:

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. [1] [2] Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.


To celebrate the birthday of Giacomo Puccini, I offer "O Mio Babbino Caro" ("Oh My Dear Papa") as the 'Today's Tune' for this December 22nd. As mentioned above, it's an aria from Puccini's opera 'Gianni Schicchi'. Other opera singers have done a fine job with this beautiful creation. But, I don't think any have performed it better than the beautiful creation from Romania, soprano opera singer Angela Gheorghiu.

Angela Gheorghiu - "O Mio Babbino Caro" ("Oh My Dear Papa")


Ava Quinn said...

One of the best arias ever written, in my mostly humble opinion. Great post!

I found a new blues album recently The Gentleman is Back by Johnnie Bassett and posted about one of the songs, Nice Guys Finish Last. Really good album of basic blues.

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