Marilyn Horne, Phyllis Newman, Matthew Epstein, Judy Kaye, Kurt Ollmann and Bernstein's three children were all on hand to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the great composer, conductor and popularizer who worked at the intersection of classical music, theater and dance.
From an era when Italianate (and indeed, Italian) tenors were in more plentiful supply, Renato Cioni has passed away at the age of 84. He was also one of the last links to the age of Maria Callas, as one of her last Cavaradossis in Puccini's Tosca
Many happy returns to Marilyn Horne, who turns 80 years young this month! One of the truly iconic singers of the 20th century, the American mezzo may not grace our stages these days, but we have her dozens of recordings to remind us of that great, glorious voice and charismatic personality.
Legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne will be honored on her 80th birthday with a recital featuring an all-star lineup of guest artists at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
So, apparently lots of you enjoyed our Five Best: Musicians on 'Sesame Street.' Five doesn't really do that great show justice, and besides, Classicalite staff have been besieged with indignant readers asking, "What about the one with...?" Here, then, are five more.