Featured Song Changed – Giacomo Puccini “Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta” performed by Kiri Te Kanawa

I have changed the Featured Song to a selection from one of my favorite Opera composers, Giacomo Puccini. It’s from the opera, La Rondine (The Swallow) and the title of the piece is Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta (Doretta’s Beautiful Dream). You can listen to it by clicking here. 

I first heard this song during my senior year in high school. It was used for the final scene of the television series St. Elsewhere. I had no idea where it came from but wanted desperately to obtain a recording of it. The following year while in a vocal workshop someone from my voice teacher’s studio in college performed it. I asked her for a recording and she made a cassette tape. Now, of course you can download it from iTunes.