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In celebration of the birthdays of Giaochino Rossini (b. February 29, 1792) and of coloratura soprano Reri Grist (b. February 29, 1932), A Superfluous Man presents Mme Grist’s performance of Una voce poco fa, from Il barbiere di Siviglia:

What on earth did one do in the benighted ages of barbarism and superstition before the advent of YouTube?