Tag Archives: Arleen Auger

Inch of the Day 28 August 2015


At the moment I’m singing through Handel, 45 Arias from Operas and Oratorios which is a three-volume collection of sheet music edited by American pianist, composer, music editor and singing teacher Sergius Kagen and published by the International Music Company (New York). Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XIII: What I’ve Been Singing This Week: La Pastourelle


The pastoral convention sometimes uses the device of “singing matches” between two or more shepherds, and it often presents the poet and his friends in the (usually thin) disguises of shepherds and shepherdesses. Themes include, notably, love and death. Encyclopaedia Britannica Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing This Week: O Mio Babbino Caro & Pastourelle


Montserrat Cabballé singing Puccini‘s O Mio Babbino Caro.  It’s an aria from his only comedy, Gianni Schicchi.  Here’a a literal translation of the lyrics into English: Oh my dear papa, I love him, he is handsome, handsome. I want to go … Continue reading

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