Friday, March 6, 2015

James Levine Interviewed On "60 Minutes" By Late Bob Simon

"60 Minutes pays tribute to Bob Simon's love of opera by broadcasting his profile of James Levine, music director of New York's Metropolitan Opera. Watch Simon's report on Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT." [Source] Watch a preview after the jump. Also read more about Bob Simon's adoration of the MET by clicking here.

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  1. can you please tell me the name of the song that the pretty young blonde girl sang that was regarded as one of the most heartbreaking songs of all time? it was so beautiful. thanks!

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    1. The aria is "Piangea cantando nell’erma landa...Ave Maria" from Verdi's "Otello." You can see Renée Fleming sing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8R0Vr5Cv2Q

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  2. What is the final song played in this segment?

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    1. The piece at the end of the full interview is the Overture from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." You can hear the whole piece here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTlaE5y9hk

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