Sunday, March 25, 2007

Magda Olivero 's 97th Birthday!

Today it's Magda Olivero's Birthday! She 's turning 97!!! Magda, one of the 20st Century vocal legends is one of the most under-recorded sopranos of her era and like Leyla Gencer she is a creation of the pirates as the Record Companies never gave her the chance to record her greatest roles.
The last time Magda's voice has been recorded -to my knowledge- was in 2006, in a Mass in Italy (Solda, Chiesa di San Gertrude, Italy, august 15th 2006) , aged 96 and believe me, she sounds amazing (she sounds 76..heheh. I'm not kidding, she made her MET debut singing Tosca in 1975 at the age of 65!). I will try to find this extremely hard-to-find recording in my archive and upload it.
Till then ,


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