Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Brunch – Ah Perdona (Catherine Robbin and Sylvia McNair) & ASvO Bonus

Two-and-a-half minutes of Mozartean soprano bliss. These ladies need no pardon. Catherine Robbin and Sylvia McNair as Annio and Servilia. Maybe it's because it's my first "Ah perdona.." but I think this is the best I've ever heard.

Ah perdona al primo affetto

This recording of La clemenza di Tito is led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and also boasts Julia Varady as Vitellia, Anne Sofie von Otter as Sesto, and Anthony Rolfe Johnson as Tito.

OK, so I let the opera keep playing and got to Parto...sung by ASvO. mmmmmmmm!
So here is that one, too:

Parto, parto...


  1. That's a cool little widget. Hmmmmm... :-)

    I can also recommend the live ASvO performance of this, Met '97, which of course turns up on Sirius every now and again, in the Official Channels way of things.

    1. You've got mail. And thanks for the Met '97 tip!

  2. I have the first 30 seconds of the Salzburg Ah perdono as the ringtone on my iPhone.

  3. I love this recording! Ms. McNair used to occassionly guest with our choir while a student at IU (where she now teaches). What a nice lady...and what a wonderful voice.

    Thanks also for the ASvO. :-)


    1. How wonderful to have such close contact with such an artist! and you're welcome. :)


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