Tribute to opera legends May 9

Apr 25, 2013
Bidu Sayao was born Balduína de Oliveira Sayão in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. She spent much of her life in Lincolnville.

Camden — Camden Public Library will host Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records in a tribute to opera legends Bidu Sayao, Met star in the 1930s and ‘40s who lived for years in Lincolnville, and the late Beaumont Glass of Camden, Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Reading Room.

Lund has planned a fascinating musical evening from the world of opera and classical song, featuring recordings of arias, duets, and songs. Some of the featured composers will be Puccini, Delibes, Massenet, Verdi and more; singers featured will be Bidu Sayao, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Maria Callas, Zinka Milanov, Anna Moffo, Mado Robin, Henri Legay, Jon Vickers, Giulio Neri, Paul Robeson and more. The event is free.

Lund is a trained baritone and has performed in Asia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. He studied with famed French baritone Gerard Souzay and has sung at Carnegie Hall, the French Embassy, Art Alliance in Philadelphia and for the president of Japan at Tokyo Town Center. Lund has delivered illustrated music talks all over the country including libraries, schools, and historical societies. He has done radio commentary on stations coast to coast, including his two-hour specials on WGBH in Boston. He regularly writes criticism for major record companies in the form of liner notes that accompany classical CD re-issues by legendary performers.

Many opera recordings will be available for purchase at the event.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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