In: Voice

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
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
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
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
Richard Tucker, dramatic tenor
November 15, 2021

Richard Tucker was a leading tenor for the Metropolitan Opera for 30 years. Only two other star singers in the company's... Read More
Zara Dolukhanova, mezzo-soprano, Russian Romances
October 5, 2021

Zara Aleksandrovna Dolukhanova: March 15, 1918 – December 4, 2007 Dolukhanova was an important Russian mezzo-soprano of Armenian descent, who was... Read More
James King, Heldentenor
August 15, 2021

James King (May 22, 1925 – November 20, 2005) was an American operatic tenor who had an active international singing career... Read More
Louis Musy, French Baritone
July 28, 2021

The real point that I'd like to make was that Musy had a great voice. Eventually became a director. His voice... Read More