July 2018

Mattia Battistini – Bel Canto Baritone
July 30, 2018

Mattia Battistini was considered to be one of the greatest singers of opera.  He displays on record the perfect blending of... Read More
Nadezhda Obukhova, Russian Mezzo
July 25, 2018

Nadezhda Obukhova was one of Russia’s most beloved artists during the post-war years. Already 28 at the outbreak of WorldWar I,... Read More
Frida Leider – Es Gibt ein Reich
July 16, 2018

Today, I want to talk about German opera, specifically Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.  I am going to reveal my... Read More
Nabucco – Anch’io dischiuso
July 13, 2018

Verdi wrote two high dramatic soprano roles:  Abigaille in Nabucco, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.  These roles are close to impossible,... Read More
Maria Stader
July 11, 2018

I haven't posted in a while because I have moved across the country, and this blog was not high on my... Read More