Ah yes, I remember it well.
What might have been if there were never the fight about Sabine Meier? Mrs. Salzburger gave me this type written paper, and I was to report to do a test disc of three or four arias for DG. How I wish that had come to fruition.
How proud I was to return home telling everyone how Von Karajan had accepted my talent and wanted to work with me. They had heard about it and I basked in the afterglow for a little while. I will never forget him or that whole tour of Germany and Austria. Thanks to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf…. He would remember me when Jessye Norman became ill for a Ballo at the end of his life. Mrs. Pavarotti called me saying Rudi Balmer had called her looking for me. He had not forgotten. What music we could have made.
Refining the program, something I love to do. God how I love music.