March 2018

Auch Kleine Dinge – Wolf
March 28, 2018

Auch Kleine Dinge Before moving on from Wolf, there is one more Lied that I wanted to play for you.  It... Read More
Irmgard Seefried: Strauss Songs and Wolf Lieder der Mignon
March 26, 2018

My purpose here is to introduce Irmgard Seefried, who was an absolutely wonderful soprano.  Here she is singing three Strauss songs... Read More
Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin, Act II, Sergei Lemeshev at age 35
March 21, 2018

Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin, Sergei Lemeshev at age 35 Lemishev was a very famous lyric tenor from a very poor... Read More
Renata Tebaldi excerpts from Madame Butterfly and Andrea Chénier
March 19, 2018

This first link is to the love duet from Madame Butterfly.  Just by coincidence, I have this recording somewhere.  One thing... Read More
Aida – Gina Cigna, Beniamino Gigli, Ebe Stignani, Tancredi Pasero – conductor-Victor De Sabata
March 18, 2018

Aida - Gina Cigna, Beniamino Gigli, Ebe Stignani, Tancredi Pasero - conductor-Victor De Sabata I would like to reiterate the purpose... Read More
Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Leyla Gencer, and Aida
March 16, 2018

This is going to be very tricky to do.  I want to give you a youtube link of Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, who... Read More
Anna Russell Summarizes Wagner’s Ring Cycle
March 16, 2018

Anna Russell Summarizes the Ring Cycle To date, we have not touched on the Ring.  Now, this is something that we... Read More
Evgeny Nesterenko in the Coronation Scene from Boris Gudonov
March 15, 2018

Believe it or not, this is a living artist.  Evgeny Yevgenievich Nesterenko (Евгений Евгеньевич Нестеренко, born January 8, 1938) is a Russian operatic bass.  I... Read More
Modern Singing versus Old School Singing
March 13, 2018

I really hesitate to post these links.  Some of you may hate me forever and never come back.  I will try... Read More
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
March 11, 2018

Kathleen Ferrier was a marvelous English contralto and a great artist. Bruno Walter, the esteemed conductor, said about her, “the greatest…

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