Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bubbly Pigoletto

Having just finished reading her memoir, Bubbles: A Self Portrait, I have lately been binging on the late Beverly Sills on Youtube. What a wonderful artist she was! After repeated listening to her recording of the Egyptian queen's mesmerizing aria (V'adoro pupille), I wish there is a video of her first Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt).

No wonder they called her Bubbles, ay? Now opera fans, can you identify all the operas parodied in this clip?


Andrei Bolkonsky said...

Glad to read that you liked the aria from Julius Caesar :) One of my favourite operas!

Wishing you great listening.

Best regards from rainy Melbourne

Smorg said...

G'day Andrei,
Your avatar looks familiar somehow. ;o) Giulio Cesare is filled with wonderful music indeed. I just have a hard time listening to the whole thing in one go (it's so long!), but in bits, it is infectious. :oD

Hope you are having a good winter and a lot of good music to listen to, too. We are having a heatwave here in Southern California. Good excuse for substituting ice-cream for meal trice away. ;o)

Thanks for stopping by!