28 April 2020

Online exhibit: A reminder of long-ago 1948 when our theatre hosted the principal of the Metropolitan Opera

The informative poster we’re publishing was printed on the eve of the vocal concert by Zinka Kunc in Rijeka on April 9, 1948.

“It was generally acknowledged that Miss Milanov was the greatest dramatic soprano after Rosa Ponselle, who retired early in 1937. […] Her singing was refined, subtle, powerful, sensitive or dramatic, as the music demanded. She produced a big, warm sound and had an equalized scale up to a secure high C. In the Aida ‘Nile scene’ she was able to take a haunting pianissimo on the C that will forever float in memory.” (Harold C. Schoenberg, The New York Times, May 31, 1989)

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