I just love lyric opera. I know very little about it but I do love the music. I particularly enjoy the way that the voices and orchestra blend so beautifully together to make so many sounds so perfect together. I thought I'd share some of my favorite pieces with you.
Tonight please enjoy the quartet "Bella Figlia Dell'Amore" from the final act of Giuseppe Verdi's tragedy "Rigoletto". The quartet is sung by Dame Joan Sutherland (my favorite female opera singer), Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci (as Rigoletto), and Isola Jones. Of special note is that Ms. Jones bodice deserves an award for keeping her heaving breasts from popping right out of that outfit.