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A. Scott Parry

Pauline Viardot as Orphée (1860)
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The School of Music at The Ohio State University presents Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon in Hughes Hall, 1899 College Road. Free shows! All welcome! Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 and Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM. 

Visit the website to learn how you can attend Cinderella, and help House of Hope help kids in foster care.

Opera Project Columbus Rigoletto - June 7 at 7:30pm, June 9 at 3pm at the Southern Theatre
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I first heard Verdi’s opera Rigoletto on a record I got from the library in my hometown, over fifty years ago.

The first performance of Rigoletto I remember was a broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on December 7, 1968, a few days after my 12th birthday.

Carlo Bergonzi, who became my favorite tenor, sang the Duke. Anna Moffo, the most beautiful soprano in the world, out of Wayne, Pennsylvania was Gilda. The great baritone Robert Merrill sang the title role. What was not to love?  I loved it all.