The Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne

A live recording from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1973 with Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica Von Stade, Ilieana Contrubas, Benjamin Luxon & Knut Skram, and with me sitting in the trombone section of the orchestra as a personal guest of the principal oboist. My personal most ecstatic moment in all my musical listening over my entire life. Well, maybe listening to Pete Seeger on the banjo in 1955 was more memorable and thrilling. Of course, there was also Madame Butterfly which was the first opera I went to with my wife when we were just courting. It was such a magical night that I have never listened to the opera ever since.

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