My heart opens to your voice

Nomi

Singer Klaus Nomi would have turned 70 today. Here he is in 1978 opening the hearts of a downtown crowd with the aria “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, as seen in the documentary The Nomi Song.

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5 comments

  1. blackkali

    I remember the first time I heard Klaus perform. It very well could have been at Irving Plaza, maybe Hurrah’s, maybe Club 57, I don’t remember the venue, but I do remember transcendent beauty floating through the air. He was breathtaking. I knew him tangentially, the way you know someone who’s involved in the same music and art scene as you. There was so much intensity to the creativity in that time and Klaus shined brilliantly. He was also a kind man. He was one of the first, that I knew, to die from AIDS. It didn’t even have a name yet. If we had only know what was coming. In the next decade plus, it was like living in a train wreck. Death everywhere and for awhile it seemed never ending.

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. I try to focus on how much Klaus brought to the world while he was alive, rather than how much the world lost when he died.

  3. Anne

    Thank you for this post. Klaus made this world a little more beautiful in the short time he was with us. Especially with wonderful tunes like this one.

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