We have a very bad news today: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau died last night. He will always be to me the great bariton who sang in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" as the despot Count of Almaviva in the film version made by Ponelle, along with Kiri Te Kanawa, Maria Ewing, Hermann Prey, Paolo Montarsolo and Mirella Freni. His particular voice and musicality is the first thing that I remembered when my mother told me this morning that he had died. He was the one who moved me when he sang the trial scene in "Le Nozze" and with Kiri and Mirella the trio at the end of the second act. I leave you now with these two favorite scenes. Thank you, Dietrich.