Jon Vickers *X 29 1926 — The Life You Give

While Jon Vickers was best known as a Wagnerian heldentenor, he was also capable of singing lieder, baroque opera, spinto Italian roles, and even the comic role of Vasek in The Bartered Bride. His voice and physique both radiated power, and his stage presence was one of the most impressive of his era. Like many… Continue reading Jon Vickers *X 29 1926 — The Life You Give

Francis Bacon *X 28 1909 — The Life You Give

Francis Bacon, born October 28, 1909, Dublin, Ireland, is the painter whose powerful, predominantly figural images express isolation, brutality, and terror.The son of a racehorse trainer, Bacon was educated mostly by private tutors at home until his parents banished him at age 16, allegedly for pursuing his homosexual leanings. Self-taught as an artist, he drifted… Continue reading Francis Bacon *X 28 1909 — The Life You Give