Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Old Growth Ponderosa Pine and Cecilia Bartoli

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally, but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.

Sam Waterston

I've been in love with Cecilia Bartoli ever since I heard an interview with her on National Public Radio back in 1990 when I was working and living at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. To me she is the most amazing mezzo soprano in the world today. I love her voice and what she can do with it.

I wanted to share this YouTube not only for her voice but for the pine trees that are in this video. Wow, I have no idea where this was shot but these trees rival some the old growth ponderosa and western white pine in Lassen Volcanic and Yosemite National Parks in California! The trees in the video are massive and so very beautiful. If you truly are a woodworker or a lover of all things good in the world, watch the first 45 seconds of this video for some wonderful trees and a most magnificent voice. Enjoy! I'll post soon a video of Viktor van Niekirk playing the ten string classic guitar!


6 comments:

  1. This recording was filmed in the park of the Royal Palace in Caserta, near Naples, Italy... we also have some nice trees over here, you know...

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  2. Moving and magnificent in all respects, Wilson - thanks for posting this.
    I've got a CD of 'Great Handel' with Ombra mai fu by a tenor Ian Bostridge but I'd opt for Cecilia Bartoli among the pines any day.

    I like your new header photo!

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  3. Dear Anonymous:

    Thanks for telling me where those gorgeous trees are located, and yes, I know that Italy and other European nations have wonderful trees. I would be a happy man to see those pines at the Royal Palace!

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  4. Rob:

    Thanks for noticing that I'd changed my header photo!

    Wilson

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  5. Goosebumps moment. Thanks for posting.

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