Sunday, December 28, 2008

Heritage


Parsi received an unexpected Christmas Gift: Legendary greek-romanian soprano Marina Krilovici, has set her vast archive at my disposal. Numerous unknown performances, audio and video, from the Met, Hamburg, Brussels, Koeln, Vienna, Athens and elsewhere displaying Marina Krilovici's art. Recordings with singers like Plácido Domingo, Franco Bonisolli, Tito Gobbi and of course with Kostas Paskalis.

The task is to digitalise all this rare material, videotapes, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, LPs etc.

Day #1/Recording #1.
Montreal International Music Competition, 1967

Marina Krilovici wins First Prize, sings at the post-competition Gala and receives a standing ovation:

"Miss Krilovici, a 25-year-old opera singer trained in Bucharest, earlier won first prize in the Georges Enesco International Festival and the international vocal competition in Brussels.

She got six curtain calls and a standing ovation from orchestra and audience for her renditions of L'Air de Lia from Enfant Prodigue by Debussy and Pace, Pace mio Dio from La Forza del Destina by Verdi."

For the record, 1st Prize also went to Yuri Mazurok, while Gwendolyn Killebrew received 3rd prize and Vladimir Atlantov won 4th prize.

From that night, listen to Marina Krilovici singing "Pace, pace mio Dio".

10 comments:

maria teresa said...

Thanks! I didn't know these singer, and "Pace,pace mio Dio" is one of my prefered arias!!

teresa said...

Esto no es un regalo de reyes...¡es el sueño de todo blogger de ópera: un legado de grabaciones inéditas !

JA, JA, JA, creo que vamos a tener a Parsi muy, muy atareado durante mucho tiempo...y nosotros disfrutando de los réditos! Ánimo, que lo esperamos!

mahler76 said...

ti allo boro na po ektos apo sigharitiria?

Willym said...

What a wonderful opportunity and she picked just the man to do it justice.
Auguri.

Anonymous said...

marina"s Krilovici luscious - voiced ELEONORA burns up the stage with abundant sexual allure.
VIVA MARINA

DARI DARI

Neil F said...

How wonderful! And what a compliment to you.

Alma said...

Elpizw na kaneis exairetikh douleia, wste ta kala mu logia gia sena pros th Marina na piasoun topo!Xe,xe,xe...
Good luck Parsi!

Parsifal said...

Hdh epiasa douleia!! Ftiaxnw to deutero DVD apopse...

Alma said...

Anamenoume me agwnia... Brava!

Hariclea said...

Woww, you are indeed lucky! And she is an amazing singer, i still remember hearing her at the radio when i was little... definitely a great one!