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Maria Callas, high dramatic soprano
November 2, 2019

It has come to my attention that young voice students don't know who Callas was. This posting is an attempt to... Read More
Götterdämmerung, or the Twilight of the gods, Immolation Scene, sung by Kirsten Flagstad, Hochdramatische Sopran
October 31, 2019

We have come to the end of at least what I am going to post right now for the Ring Cycle.... Read More
Siegfried, the third opera in the Ring, as sung by Lauritz Melchior, Heldentenor
October 30, 2019

Here we are at the next installment of Siegfried's journey down the Rhein (pun intended).  This opera brings us closer to... Read More
Die Walküre, Act I, Lotte Lehnann, Lauritz Melchior, Bruno Walter (c) 1935
October 24, 2019

This is one of the most famous recordings ever made. It has Lotte Lehmann singing Sieglinde, Lauritz Melchior singing Siegmund, and... Read More
Das Rheingold, Clemens Kraus (c)
October 24, 2019

This is the whole of Das Rheingold. I have not tried to put the libretto into this site, but I will... Read More
Time for Wagner!!
October 24, 2019

As I promised a while ago, it is time to delve into Wagner, specifically Wagner's Ring Cycle. I am not going... Read More
Songs of the Auvergne, Madeleine Grey – Soprano
October 21, 2019

Madeleine Grey, born Madeleine Nathalie Grumberg, grew up in Villaines-la-Juhel, Mayenne, in France in 1896 into a Jewish family. She studied... Read More
Edmond Clément, French tenor
October 15, 2019

Edmond Clément (March 28, 1867, Paris - February 24, 1928, Nice) was a French lyric tenor who earned an international reputation... Read More
Celestina Boninsegna, high dramatic soprano
October 14, 2019

Today's posting is about Celestina Boninsegna (February 26, 1877 – February 14,1947), a high dramatic soprano from the early years of... Read More