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If this is your first time in this site, welcome. It has been my dream that my province, Marinduque, Philippines becomes a world tourist destination not only during Easter Week but also whole year round. You can help me achieve my dream by telling your friends about this site. The photo above is your own private beach at The Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort. The sand is not as white as Boracay, but it is only a few steps from your front yard and away from the mayhem and crowds of Boracay. Please do not forget to read the latest national, international, and technology news in this site . I have posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes on this site also. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringement of your copyrights. Cheers!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Russell Watson and my Two Favorite Arias
It is time to talk about music in this blog. The following two videos are of Russell Watson, one of my favorite tenors. Enjoy!
If you have not heard of Russell Watson, here's a short write-up about his latest activity in London( Source: mailonline.com UK).
After beating two brain tumours Russell Watson defends his new girlfriend... and says cancer improved his voice By David Wigg last updated at 9:12 AM on 19th November 2010
Tenor Russell Watson has been invited to sing in the Royal Variety Show, at the London Palladium next month. For him it is the icing on the cake in a year which is seeing him making a triumphant comeback after a long struggle back to good health.
Two devastating brain tumours had threatened to bring an end to a successful career which had seen him sell seven million records, win two Classical Brit awards and sing for The Queen, the Pope and President Bush.
Russell Watson considered suicide at his lowest point during cancer treatment but the thought of his family drew him back. Life-saving surgery, weeks of radiotherapy and a long spell of depression left him convinced he might never sing again. At one point he even considered suicide.
But the standing ovations he received for his starring role in the new musical Kristina, written by Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, at London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year, helped restore his confidence.
A lucrative record contract with the Epic label, who are releasing his new album, La Voce, next week, and a nationwide comeback tour set for next year, went the rest of the way to convincing him that he was at last back on the road to the top.
‘It’s been a long, hard struggle’, he says, ‘and I’ve shed a lot of tears along the way. But now I’m filled with new hope.’
Note: I have several of his records in my music collection. How about you?