July 2019

Elena Gerhardt, Dramatic Mezzo Soprano
July 28, 2019

Elena Gerhardt was one of the greatest lieder singers of the 20th century.  She was unique in that she appeared in... Read More
Gina Cigna, dramatic soprano
July 23, 2019

Gina Cigna was a dramatic soprano whose career flourished in the 1930's and 40's, and who was the first to record... Read More
Richard Crooks, tenor
July 17, 2019

I am posting this American tenor not because I think that he is a great singer, but rather because what he... Read More
Jewel Song from Gounod’s Faust, Anna Moffo soprano
July 16, 2019

Anna Moffo was an American lyric soprano (born June 27, 1932, Wayne, Pa.—died March 10, 2006, New York, N.Y.), whose glamor,... Read More
Knoxville Summer of 1915, Eleanor Steber, soprano
July 14, 2019

Elenor Steber was a great lyric soprano.  She commissioned a piece from Samuel Barber, one of the most famous American composers... Read More