07 July 2009

Matti Salminen's Birthday Today

Matti Salminen as King Marke in Chereau's Tristan

It is the one and only Matti Salminen's birthday today. What a stage presence that man has! He can make an otherwise dull performance shine just by being present on the stage.

Matti Salminen was born 7 July 1945.

Matti Salminen at Bayreuth

1 comment:

OperationCounterstrike said...

Yeah, he looks as if he could bench-press three hundred pounds using only the muscles in his forehead.

You can buy a performance of the VERDI REQUIEM with him at HOUSEOFOPERA-dot-COM. They're very slow but they come through eventually and they have amazing stuff.