In: Soprano

Maggie Teyte, English Soprano
November 19, 2022

This week, I have decided to focus on French Art Song, or mélodie in French. Teyte, the spelling of whose name... Read More
Lotte Lehmann, dramatic soprano
November 14, 2020

After my recent excursion into instrumental music, I decided to return to vocal music with one of my favorite sopranos, Lotte... Read More
Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, op.34, no.14
October 15, 2020

I wanted to post Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, but I had a hard time finding a singer whom I thought could do it... Read More
Mafalda Favero, lyric soprano
August 17, 2020

Mafalda Favero enrolled at the Bologna Conservatory when she was seventeen, where she studied singing with Alessandro Vezzani and also attracted... Read More
Dusolina Giannini, Soprano
August 12, 2020

Giannini was a spinto (that is, pushed, in Italian) soprano whose sound is not really evident today, especially in the works... Read More
Renata Tebaldi, Lirico-Spinto Soprano with comparison to Callas
April 7, 2020

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian operatic soprano, a star at both Milan’s La Scala and New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. Tebaldi... Read More
Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian Lyrico-Dramatic Soprano, sings Tchaikovsky with comparison to Netrebko
April 1, 2020

Galina Vishnevskaya, (Galina Pavlovna Ivanova), Russian soprano (born Oct. 25, 1926, Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R. (now St. Petersburg, Russia]—died Dec. 11, 2012,... Read More
Jo Vincent, Dutch Soprano
December 1, 2019

Here we have Jo (Johanna) Vincent, the most famous Dutch singer of the first half of the 20th century. She was... Read More
Songs of the Auvergne, Madeleine Grey – Soprano
October 21, 2019

Madeleine Grey’s legacy of recordings is small but significant.

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Jewel Song from Gounod’s Faust, Anna Moffo soprano
July 16, 2019

Anna Moffo was an American lyric soprano (born June 27, 1932, Wayne, Pa.—died March 10, 2006, New York, N.Y.), whose glamor,... Read More