Self portrait. Flashback. Liverpool, England. Put my camera on a tripod, posed, looked over my shoulder into the camera and tripped it using a shutter release cable. The only filter was my Nan's net curtains. Just for kicks. Those were very different days. I didn't know what I had until I developed the film. Fun times. Happy times. I would have them again. #photography #selfportrait #myliverpoolhome
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the charismatic Siberian baritone who won critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world. We miss you.
It's Verdi time. I live in his music. His music lives in me. #giuseppeverdi #operagreats #iloveopera #operalover #aida #iltrovatore #otello #falstaff #ernani #latraviata #rigoletto #doncarlos #macbeth #luisamiller #nabucco #verdirequiem Etc. etc. etc. If only he had composed King Lear!
Happy Birthday to the gloriously talented and beautiful Renée Fleming.
The luminous Greta Garbo.
Metropolitan Opera's 'Manon Lescaut' starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Pablo Elvira, in March 1980. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.
Have always loved this cover. June 2015.
Who is this gorgeous young woman? She was born on Valentine's Day.
Abraham Lincoln. Born on this day, February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. 16th President of the United States. QUOTE: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves".
"So what’s so special about Pretty Yende? She displays not only a top-class vocal and dramatic technique but also a high-wire artist’s courage and confidence", writes David Mellor for The Daily Mail. "The girl who grew up in a Zulu township has proven she's South Africa's most sensational soprano". The Washington Post describes Yende as "A voice that can reach to the stars..." See her if you can. Visit her website at http://prettyyende.com. Image by (c) Gregor Hohenberg. #prettyyende #opera #star #soprano #classicalmusic #metropolitanopera
Louisville cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a timeout. Jan. 27, 2019 SCOTT UTTERBACK/COURIER JOURNAL Go Cards!