Did you know that the great America tenor, Richard Tucker, was trained as a cantor? That nice Jewish boy sure can sing.
Here is a live version of Mr. Tucker singing the famous aria from Puccini’s Tosca, “E lucevan le stelle.” In it, he is reliving the greatest moment of his life – the moment when he first made love to Tosca. The aria is made even more poignant by the fact that he knows he is condemned to die in the morning. (Sob!)
I’m off to temple, but will be back with a more substantive post in the late afternoon. Enjoy or skip the aria, and tawk amongst yuhselves!