Guest DJ: Soprano Renata Scotto

Friday, February 25, 2011

In a career that stretched over 50 years, soprano Renata Scotto sang more than 300 performances in 26 roles with the Metropolitan Opera, and defined bel canto singing on stages from La Scala to Covent Garden.

The 77-year-old soprano is being honored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild Feb. 27, with a special "Met Legends" evening celebrating her career. To mark the event, the veteran diva shares her favorite recordings, by Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Callas, Maria Callas and Scotto herself.

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Kenneth Bennett Lane from BOONTON, NJ

RENATA SCOTTO in her active career displayed a vocal talent with an easily recognizable timbre, a talent for acting persuasively and good looks. One should also mention her musicianship and ability to sing a wide range of roles and a personality that gained and held friendships over the years. I have seen her partner Pavarotti and other world class singers and never be considered anything but their equal. Kudos for her great career and those of us who have heard her in live performances are appreciative for this event honoring her.

Feb. 26 2011 05:28 PM

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