Photo by David Bazemore for Opera Santa Barbara

Time for today’s Traviata clips! Here are two very different takes on Violetta’s “Sempre libera.”

First, a delightfully ridiculous version by Anna Moffo (I’m not sure which is my favorite part – her hurling her goblet on the floor or her gazing at the camera through a conveniently-placed gauzy veil…) perhaps the precursor to ridiculous opera music-videos LIKE THIS?

Next, a sensitive and intelligent concert performance by Patricia Racette – capped off with an gorgeous – and enormous- high E-flat- enjoy!


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