December 2022

Gino Bechi, Italian Verdi Baritone
December 31, 2022

Gino Bechi was a Verdi Baritone whose career mostly took place in Italy, post WWII. In his prime, he was a... Read More
Toti dal Monte, Italian lyric coloratura soprano
December 30, 2022

Toti Dal Monte was one of the great sopranos of the nineteen twenties and thirties. Miss Dal Monte, whose real name... Read More
Shirley Verrett, American Dramatic Soprano
December 14, 2022

Shirley Verrett was one of the great sopranos of the last century. She began as a mezzo soprano and also sang... Read More
Oda Slobodskaya, Soprano, Tatiana’s letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
December 7, 2022

Oda Slobodskaya was a singer who was never properly appreciated. She left Russia and lived abroad at a time when knowledge... Read More
Zinka Milanov, spinto soprano
December 3, 2022

Zinka Milanov was a marvel. In her prime she was considered the most significant spinto soprano of her day, a singer... Read More