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High Notes On This Day
Juan Pons’ Forays Into Rare Operas of Respighi, Giordano, Verdi
Juan Pons, born on August 8, 1946, became one of the greatest underrated baritones of all time, his career associated with a number of major Italian operas such as “Andrea Chénier,” “Aida” and “Rigoletto.” He was always heavily reliable and put together some truly memorable vocal displays during his peak years. He also gave us some great stories, none more famous than his Met “Tosca,” during which he accidentally dislocated…