Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ombra Mai Fu – Handel

Next on the list of pieces that I’m learning.  Super extra challenging aria because of the recitative in the beginning.  But, as they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy.     “Ombra mai fu” is the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. In the opera, the aria is preceded ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Whatever one’s religious beliefs, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a joyful and inspiring piece of music.  Here on Easter Sunday  is the Hallelujah Chorus performed during  Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.