Thursday, January 18, 2007

Katia Ricciarelli

Happy Birthday to one of my top two favorite sopranoes of all time! In her prime, Katia Ricciarelli had a beautiful lyric voice and was perfect for roles like Luisa Miller and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera. For a time she was "affiliated" with the handsome young tenor Jose Carreras, but after that was over she married Italian star Pippo Baudo. She filed for divorce in 2004. Sadly, because of singing heavy roles such as Turandot, Ms. Ricciarelli's prime declined quickly. It's tragic, really, I would have loved to see her =(=(

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