Vedrai Carino


Tara Rose Davison, performs Mozart’s “Vedrai, Carino” (“You shall see my dear“) which is from Act II, Scene I of the Italian opera Don Giovanni which premiered in 1787, 226 years ago.  (Mozart was 31 years old at the time.  Man was Genius.)

Davison is a soprano and classical guitarist. She began her career as an opera singer. By the age of 21, she was the youngest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  During graduate school, Tara’s passion for the classical guitar sparked a shift in her musical career. She realized that her true passion lay in the under-recognized genre of art songs with classical guitar accompaniment.  Tara has since made it her mission to un-earth, perform and record the hundreds of “lost songs” in the repertoire.  She dedicated her master’s thesis to compiling a complete bibliography of works for voice and classical guitar and ended up accompanying herself for both of her graduate voice recitals. Tara currently performs music for classical guitar and voice around Southern California; teaches voice, classical guitar and piano; and studies classical guitar. Most recently, Tara was selected to perform at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America National Convention. (See full bio here.)

Find her album on ITunes: Love Songs & Lullabies.


Video Source: Thank you Mme Scherzo


Hit it Anna. Hit it.


Anna Yuryevna Netrebko, 42, is a Russian operatic soprano. She now holds dual Russian and Austrian citizenship and currently resides in Vienna. She has been nicknamed “La Bellissima” (The Beautiful) by fans.

Sunday Morning with Julia Lezhneva

Julia Lezhneva, 23, is a Russian soprano and opera singer.  She was born on Sakhalin Island into a family of geophysicists. She has travelled the world at a  young age performing at concerts, competitions and festivals at some of the world’s greatest venues.   I’m not an opera fan but this young lady is inspiring.  She has found her calling. She has achieved Mastery and Excellence at a very young age.  The joy in her face, her words and her music lights up the room.  This CBS-like “Sunday Morning” clip leaves me invigorated about the generations coming behind us.  Bravo Julia.  You are something special.


And if you are interested in hearing more from Julia Lezhneva, here’s a 2-minute excerpt from Handel’s “Saeviat tellus inter rigores”.


Sources: Thank you Rob @ The Hammock Papers for posting this clip and pointing me to Lezhneva.  Be sure to check out his blog for similar inspiring posts. It’s a daily stop for me.

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