“Ch’hai di nuovo, buffon?”
–the first Verdi opera I ever heard–received its premiere 160 years ago today at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice.
After looking around for suitable audio or video clips from the opera to post, I decided to go to my YouTube vault
for this 1941 Panoram Soundies
of the Delta Rhythm Boys
singing the Act 3 quartet.
I’ve heard this piece performed hundreds of time over the years, but as far as I’m concerned, these guys knock it outta the park!