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Gertrude Grob-Prandl, high dramatic soprano sings Meyerbeer
March 17, 2022

This is an aria that is usually sung by lyric sopranos. However, Grob-Prandl, a high dramatic soprano (the loudest female type),... Read More
Marcel Journet, French bass
March 16, 2022

Marcel Journet was categorized as a bass, but, by the timbre of his voice and by the repertory that he sang,... Read More
Charles Friant, lyric tenor; Ninon Vallin, lyric soprano; Emma Luart, lyric soprano
March 11, 2022

Today, few singers are associated with a particular company and few companies have particularly distinguishing features. This was not the case... Read More
Jacques Urlus, Heldentenor
February 23, 2022

I owe this posting to one of my readers, who suggested Urlus to me. Otherwise, I never would have heard of... Read More
Gabriella Besanzoni, lyric mezzo
January 31, 2022

Here is my tale of woe with respect to this mezzo. There are very few recordings of her on youtube. Pulling... Read More
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major, Op.20
January 16, 2022

I have already published this piece under the Dutch violinist Janine Jansen.  I am posting this same piece again because of... Read More
Andréa Guiot, French full lyric soprano
January 16, 2022

This was a great voice; a large lyric soprano. Born in Garons, France, Guiot studied voice with the tenor Marcello Santalouna... Read More
Mademoiselle (An Interview with Nadia Boulanger)
January 2, 2022

Mademoiselle, as she insisted on being called, was a world-renowned coach, harmony teacher, composition teacher, and much more. I am going... Read More
Opera’s Great Duets -The Flower Duet and the Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann
December 30, 2021

I thought that for the end of the year/the beginning of next year, I would post what some might call "opera's... Read More
Der Rosenkavalier final trio and final duet
December 9, 2021

I realized that I have never posted the ending of Der Rosenkavalier. I am correcting that mistake here. I am posting... Read More