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Playing favorites October 19, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Giuseppe Verdi, Italian, Opera, Régine Crespin, Theater.
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Q: What’s your favorite work by Puccini?

A: La Boheme.

Q: What’s your favorite work by Offenbach?

A: Tales of Hoffman.

Q: What’s your favorite work by Wagner?

A: Meistersinger.

Q: What’s your favorite work by Sondheim?

A: Sunday In The Park With George.

Q: What’s your favorite work by Verdi?

A: Aida. No. No, it’s Don Carlo. Right … oh, wait, no, Rigoletto, yeah, that’s the ticket, RigolettoTrovatore … umm …

Franco Corelli and Régine Crespin, from act II of Un Ballo in Maschera, performed on the Bell Telephone Hour in 1964.

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