April 2020

Birgit Nilsson, high dramatic soprano
April 26, 2020

Although this blog posting is ostensibly about the great Swedish dramatic soprano, Birgit Nilsson, it is going to take us little... Read More
Franz Volker, Heldentenor
April 24, 2020

Franz Völker (March 31, 1899, Neu-Isenburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse - December 4, 1965, Darmstadt, Hesse) was a dramatic tenor who... Read More
Mozart’s Requiem in D minor K. 626
April 22, 2020

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) I recently saw a film that had excerpts from Mozart's Requiem in it. I sang in this... Read More
Mariella Devia, Lyrico-dramatico Coloratura Soprano, comparison with Fleming
April 20, 2020

This singer is a marvel, and she is still singing today.  Her name is Mariella Devia, and she is 72 years. ... Read More
Youri Egorov, virtuoso pianist
April 12, 2020

I discovered Egorov when I read a biography of him in Dutch. He defected from the USSR when he was very... Read More
Renata Tebaldi, Lirico-Spinto Soprano with comparison to Callas
April 7, 2020

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian operatic soprano, a star at both Milan’s La Scala and New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. Tebaldi... Read More
Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian Lyrico-Dramatic Soprano, sings Tchaikovsky with comparison to Netrebko
April 1, 2020

Galina Vishnevskaya, (Galina Pavlovna Ivanova), Russian soprano (born Oct. 25, 1926, Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R. (now St. Petersburg, Russia]—died Dec. 11, 2012,... Read More