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 :).

Vergin Tutto Amor - 10.mp3