September 2018

Riccardo Stracciari – the greatest baritone who ever lived?
September 28, 2018

Riccardo Stracciari (June 26, 1875 – October 10, 1955) was a leading Italian baritone. His repertoire consisted mainly of Italian operatic... Read More
Lauritz Melchior – Heldentenor
September 25, 2018

Wagner, Die Walkürie, Act I, Winterstürme, Lauritz Melchior and Lotte Lehmann youtube Wagner, Lohengrin, In fernam Land, Lauritz Melchior youtube Wagner,... Read More
Students of Jean de Reske (e.g. Maggie Teyte, Bidu Sayão)
September 23, 2018

Jean de Reszke (Jan Mieczislaw, Warsaw, 1850 to Nice, 1925) Jean de Reske, was the most celebrated tenor of his time. ... Read More
Renato Zanelli – Baritone and Tenor
September 14, 2018

Like many of the great Otellos, Zanelli started his career as a baritone and developed into a tenor during the early... Read More
Eileen Farrell, a great American soprano
September 7, 2018

Eileen Farrell was a great American high dramatic soprano, and, at the same time, she was also a jazz singer.  I... Read More