August 2019

Kerstin Thorborg & Elisabeth Rethberg “Entweihte Götter” Lohengrin
August 25, 2019

The following is a duet, a wildly popular duet, from Wagner's opera "Lohengrin".  As can happen in Wagner, the story is... Read More
O Don Fatale hootenany -Stignani, Simionata, Verrett, and Callas
August 20, 2019

I am going to do something a little different in this post. I have put various performers side by side singing... Read More
Friederich Schorr, Bass-Baritone
August 18, 2019

Friederich Schorr Schorr was born in Nagyvarád in Hungary and intended to become a lawyer. His father was a renowned Jewish... Read More
Herbert Janssen – Baritone
August 15, 2019

After studying law and serving as an officer in WWI, Janssen studied with Oskar Daniel and made his late debut at... Read More
Verdi’s Requiem-Caniglia, Stignani, Gigli, Pinza, Serafin (c)- 1939
August 2, 2019

Verdi's Requiem is one of the greatest works ever written. I know of no better recording than the one that is... Read More