The beautiful aria "En fermant les yeux" from Jules Massenet's French opera Manon is sung in German as "Ich schloss die Augen" by the late, great German tenor Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966) on the digitally remastered album "Fritz Wunderlich: The Great German Tenor." © 1990 All rights belong to EMI Music Germany. No copyright infringement is intended. This video and its content are being posted solely for non-profit, education, research, comment and critique purposes -- all of which are allowed as "fair use" under the Copyright Act of 1976.
This video is meant only to educate others -- particularly young figure skaters researching music for purchase and use in their programs -- on the existence of this beautiful music and details on the particular track, making it easier to find and purchase. In so doing, I also hope to ensure that this music is not forgotten but rather is kept alive and accessible for generations to come. PLEASE SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, AND ITS COMPOSER AND PERFORMERS BY PURCHASING IT ON ITUNES, AMAZON OR OTHER RETAIL SITES WHERE IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
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