“A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it A song's not a song 'til you sing it Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay Love isn't love 'til you give it away!”. From "The Sound of Music" 1959, music by Richard Rodgers
On the 22th of January 1897 ROSA PONSELLE was born in Meriden (Connecticut). She is unanymously seen as the most ideal dramatic soprano. " I think we all know that Ponselle was simply the greatest singer of us all ! " dixit Maria Callas.
"Phantom of the Opera" 1943: "Edward Ward wrote the score. The film has many elements of a musical, with lengthy opera sequences, and has been criticized for being more musical than horrific. For the opera sequences, Ward adapted music from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 as well as using themes by Chopin. He also composed an original theme, Lullaby of the Bells, which was heard in the film as the Phantom's piano concerto."