I want to make a quick Happy Birthday tribute to two of my all time favorite gentlemen of the Opera… Baritone Sherrill Milnes and Bass James Morris!!!
I have seen many wonderful classic Operas from the MET and many of them were with these two magnificent Opera singers… Sherrill Milnes and James Morris and that is why both of them are very important for my Opera life experience.
James Morris is my all time favorite Wotan from Wagner’s Ring Cycle and he is also my favorite Hans Sachs from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. He is also a terrific Scarpia in Tosca, an excellent Iago in Otello, a wonderful Commendatore in Don Giovanni and a marvelous Inquisitore in Don Carlo.
Sherrill Milnes is one of the greatest Baritones and he gave many terrific performances in such Operas like Il Trovatore, Aida, Don Carlo, Tosca, Otello, La Fanciulla del West, La Forza del Destino, Luisa Miller and Ernani. In other words, Sherrill Milnes is very famous for being a perfect Verdi (and also Puccini) Baritone and he performed many famous “Baritone-Tenor” duets along with the famous Tenors Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.
Tribute to Sherrill Milnes. This is a video in which shows the greatest performances of famous Baritone Sherrill Milnes:
James Morris performing Wotan’s Farewell in Wagner’s Die Walkure. For many, including myself, James Morris is one of the greatest as Wotan of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Here is this unforgettable moment frm Die Walkure:
Happy Birthday to Baritone Sherrill Milnes!
Happy Birthday to Bass-Baritone James Morris!