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Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian Lyrico-Dramatic Soprano, sings Tchaikovsky with comparison to Netrebko
April 1, 2020

Galina Vishnevskaya, (Galina Pavlovna Ivanova), Russian soprano (born Oct. 25, 1926, Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R. (now St. Petersburg, Russia]—died Dec. 11, 2012,... Read More
Fernand Ansseau, Dramatic Belgian Tenor
March 23, 2020

Ansseau started his studies as a baritone but moved into the tenor repertoire, though always retaining a strong lower register that... Read More
Alfredo Kraus, Lyric Spanish Tenor
March 15, 2020

A leading lyric tenor of his generation, Alfredo Kraus managed his vocal and artistic gifts into one of the longest and... Read More
Rosette Anday, Mezzo-Soprano
March 9, 2020

On September 23, 1921, Bizet's opera Carmen was performed at the Vienna State Opera, and an unknown 18-year-old woman sang the... Read More
Jussi Björling, lyric tenor
February 29, 2020

Jussi Björling, (Björling's more formal name was Johan Jonaton Björling), was born February 2, 1911, Stora Tuna, Sweden, and he died... Read More
Felicie Hüni-Mihacsek, dramatic-lyric soprano
February 5, 2020

Felicie Hüni-Mihacsek was a Hungarian soprano. She was born in Pecs, the fifth largest city in Hungary, in 1891, and she... Read More
Miguel Villabella, lyric tenor
February 2, 2020

Based solely on recordings, I would say that Villabella is one of the greatest tenors who ever lived. The ease of... Read More
Rita Streich, Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano
January 29, 2020

The noted German soprano, Rita Streich, was born in Russia and moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood, where... Read More
Elvira de Hidalgo, Coloratura Soprano and Callas’ teacher
January 26, 2020

Elvira de Hidalgo was a popular singer in her time, but her fame as a singer has been eclipsed by her... Read More