In: Dramatic Soprano

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
Callas, Callas, Callas – la divina assoluta
July 13, 2021

I will not deny it. I am a Callasaholic. I first really learned about opera, well mostly Italian opera, from her... Read More
Francis Poulenc-mélodies chantées par Régine Crespin
May 23, 2021

This posting is of several works by Francis Poulenc, the French composer. The first is a famous poem by Louis Aragon.... Read More
Helen Traubel, Dramatic Soprano
August 14, 2020

Helen Francesca Traubel (June 16, 1899 – July 28, 1972) was was born in St. Louis and developed into one of... Read More
Elisabeth Rethberg, Jugendlicher-Dramatischersopran
September 11, 2019

Rethberg, née Sättler, was born in Schwarzenberg (Saxony). She first studied the piano.  In 1912 she enrolled with the Dresden Conservatory... Read More
Tiana Lemnitz – Dramatic Soprano
April 19, 2019

This is an extremely difficult blog post for me to write.  Lemnitz was an outstanding singer and had a long career. ... Read More
Hilde Zadek-Dramatic Soprano
February 23, 2019

Hilde Zadek (primarily taken from the New York Times, 2/24/19) Hilde Zadek was a Jew who had fled her own country... Read More
Lauritz Melchior – Heldentenor
September 25, 2018

Wagner, Die Walkürie, Act I, Winterstürme, Lauritz Melchior and Lotte Lehmann youtube Wagner, Lohengrin, In fernam Land, Lauritz Melchior youtube Wagner,... Read More
Gré Brouwenstijn, Lyric/Dramatic Soprano
March 6, 2018

This post is very difficult to write. I would like to spread the word about this remarkable Dutch soprano, who is... Read More