The Jon Vickers Exhibit
Celebrating tenor Jon Vickers!
Jon Vickers as I Saw and Heard Him

So many opera lovers -- and artist colleagues -- have had remarkable experiences with Jon Vickers, whether seeing him in opera and concert, or even meeting him.
The first CBC Radio 2 broadcast (July 9) of four "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" programs on Vickers included mention of the experience of a  Georgia fan who, in 1972, was able to call Vickers in his Met dressing room during an "Otello" broadcast and tell him how much he was moved by the performance. They had a wonderful chat (probably this would not happen today!), and later the admirer received a gracious letter from Vickers, who then was in Berlin recording "Otello" with Karajan.
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