That video forgot to mention that today in history in 1911 my father was born. He's no longer with us in the flesh, but always in the spirit.Happy birthday, O mio babbino* caro!*babbino in Italian is a pet name for a father, translated roughly, the phrase means "O my dear little papa."I think people are familiar with the phrase from this aria, which always reminds me of my papa.And no, that's NOT Olympia Snowe singing [but there is a striking resemblence between th two women, isn't there?] The soprana is the incomparable Maria Callas.
Very interesting Leslie. I enjoy these history lessons!
Thanks, Sue. I enjoy them as well.I used to have a lot of 78s with Maria Callas - my families. ; ) She did have a beautiful voice and was quite the "Diva."