In: Bass

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
Die Walküre Act III – Leb’ wohl, Alexander Kipnis (Wotan), Leo Blech, Die Staatskapelle Orchestra Berlin (c)
March 25, 2021

I am not done with Die Walkürie yet. I honestly believe, even given all my hesitation about Wagner, that the aria... 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
Lev Sibiryakov – Pimen’s Monolog from Modest Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
April 23, 2019

In this prologue to Boris Godunov, I have selected Lev Sibiryakov to sing the monk Pimen. It is an extraordinary performance,... Read More
Evgeny Nesterenko in the Coronation Scene from Boris Gudonov
March 15, 2018

Believe it or not, this is a living artist.  Evgeny Yevgenievich Nesterenko (Евгений Евгеньевич Нестеренко, born January 8, 1938) is a Russian operatic bass.  I... Read More
Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2 – Johannes Brahms
March 4, 2018

So far, I haven't made a post with only one song.  In this case, you will have to forgive me.  This... Read More
Slavic Basses – Alexander Kipnis, Mark Reizen, and Boris Christoff
March 1, 2018

I know that I still owe you a description of male voice categories (Fach for men), and I will get to... Read More
Callas et al., Lucia Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c)
February 15, 2018

Callas et al., Lucia di Lamermoor Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c) Those who know me well know that... Read More