My Debut...

Mark Winkler - Musical Moments 06
Here with my accompanist Ruth Girard after my first recital in 1981 at the age of 21 which happened to be in my hometown Kenora Ontario. 
  Song: Vergin Tutto Amor

 Composed By: Francesco Durante

  Sung By: Mark Winkler

  Accompanied By: Ruth Girard

  Date Recorded: 1981

Circa 1981...I guess this is what you would consider my debut performance...the first time I sang classical music in public.
What was I thinking? It's a frickin’ art song and I am singing it like it was a dramatic Verdi opera. I was such a ham in those unlike me now. 

The art song is called "Vergin Tutto Amor." A very popular Italian song (a bit flat in spots...I'll blame the reel-to-reel tape :).