Monday, August 13, 2012
Happy birthday, Kathleen Battle
It is the birthday famed opera soprano Kathleen Battle (1948), who is known for her remarkable voice that The Washington Post compared to "the ethereal beauty of winter moonlight" and The New York Times called "cream from a miraculous bottomless pitcher." She performed in operas in the 1970s and 1980s. Today she continues a concert career. Here is a recording of her performance of Puccini's O mio babbino caro in 1994.