Happy birthday, Virginia Zeani!
All the best in the world to such a great lady of the opera on her 87th birthday! It was such an honor to meet her one year ago. Oh my, time flies. But I remember those gentle eyes and kind smile as if it were yesterday.
My words don't help too much describing the joy her voice brings to me. And how much I admire her very long career. I celebrate this day by listening to her many recordings posted on YouTube.
There are two very nice interviews taken recently (both in Romanian) that I invite you to read, on Simpa and Despre Opera.
Caro nome from Rigoletto (1955)
Duet in act II of L'Elisir d'Amore, with her husband, Nicola Rossi Lemeni (1954)