In: Dramatic Mezzosoprano

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
Régine Crespin, French Falcon soprano
June 8, 2020

Before introducing Régine Crespin, I want to describe what a Falcon soprano is. The term "Falcon" comes from Marie Cornélie Falcon,... Read More
Kerstin Thorborg & Elisabeth Rethberg “Entweihte Götter” Lohengrin
August 25, 2019

The following is a duet, a wildly popular duet, from Wagner's opera "Lohengrin".  As can happen in Wagner, the story is... Read More
O Don Fatale hootenany -Stignani, Simionata, Verrett, and Callas
August 20, 2019

I am going to do something a little different in this post. I have put various performers side by side singing... Read More
Elena Gerhardt, Dramatic Mezzo Soprano
July 28, 2019

Elena Gerhardt was one of the greatest lieder singers of the 20th century.  She was unique in that she appeared in... Read More
Der Rosenkavalier – the Presentation of the Rose, Tiana Lemnitz (Octavian), Maria Cerbotari (Sophie)
April 22, 2019

This is the Presentation of the Rose from the 2nd Act of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. It is a wonderful recording with... Read More
Ebe Stignani – Dramatic Mezzo
December 17, 2018

Ebe Stignani (July 10, 1903 – October 5, 1974) was an Italian opera singer, who was pre-eminent in the dramatic mezzo-soprano... Read More
Nadezhda Obukhova, Russian Mezzo
July 25, 2018

Nadezhda Obukhova was one of Russia’s most beloved artists during the post-war years. Already 28 at the outbreak of WorldWar I,... Read More