In: Hochdramatische Sopran (High Dramatic Soprano)

Göta Ljungberg, High Dramatic Soprano
December 14, 2019

This was a great voice. So great that I went to the trouble of remastering all these selections. The reason that... Read More
Lina Bruna Rasa, High Dramatic Soprano
December 11, 2019

Lina Bruna Rasa was certainly Mascagni's favorite Santuzza and was also a favorite of Toscanini.  In 1930. illness began to show... Read More
Maria Callas, high dramatic soprano
November 2, 2019

Maria Callas is considered the greatest musician of the 20th century.

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Götterdämmerung, or the Twilight of the gods, Immolation Scene, sung by Kirsten Flagstad, Hochdramatische Sopran
October 31, 2019

The 4th opera in the cycle is nothing if not perplexing.

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Gina Cigna, dramatic soprano
July 23, 2019

Gina Cigna was a dramatic soprano whose career flourished in the 1930's and 40's, and who was the first to record... Read More
Leonie Rysanek, High Dramatic soprano
April 22, 2019

I'm not going to try to put all the lyrics in because there are so many excerpts, and I go half... Read More
Kirsten Flagstad – High Dramatic Soprano
April 6, 2019

Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) was one of the preeminent Wagnerian Sopranos in the 20th century, yet she really didn't sing heavy, Wagnerian... Read More
Germaine Lubin – French High Dramatic Soprano
December 24, 2018

Germaine Lubin (February 1, 1890 to October 27, 1979) was probably the greatest dramatic soprano produced by France.  She is problematic,... Read More
Eileen Farrell, a great American soprano
September 7, 2018

Eileen Farrell was a great American high dramatic soprano, and, at the same time, she was also a jazz singer.  I... Read More
Frida Leider – Es Gibt ein Reich
July 16, 2018

Today, I want to talk about German opera, specifically Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.  I am going to reveal my... Read More