In: Soprano

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
Knoxville Summer of 1915, Eleanor Steber, soprano
July 14, 2019

Elenor Steber was a great lyric soprano.  She commissioned a piece from Samuel Barber, one of the most famous American composers... Read More
Richard Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
May 4, 2019

It can be said, and I will say it, that Richard Strauss was the last great German Romantic composer.  These works,... Read More
Elisabeth Schumann, adored soprano
April 27, 2019

Elisabeth Schumann was an extremely famous German-American soprano who came to this country to be a faculty member at the Curtis... Read More
Bidù Sayão – light lyric soprano
April 25, 2019

Bidu Sayao was a Brazilian soprano whose gossamer voice and vivacious personality made her one of the most popular stars of... 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
Teresa Stich-Randall Kammersängerin
February 28, 2019

Teresa Stich-Randall was an American soprano who spent most of her career in Europe, especially in Vienna. She became a Kammersängerin,... Read More
Jussi Björling, Swedish lyric tenor
February 16, 2019

Jussi Björling was one of the great tenors of the 20th century. His timbre won his audience over with its remarkable... Read More
Dvorak-Rusalka-Hymn to the Moon
January 18, 2019

Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka is probably the best known Czech opera, in this country anyway.  He wrote 10 operas, and, to the... Read More
Sena Jurinac – Schumann Liederkreis Op. 39
January 10, 2019

This section on Jurinac has been taken from an earlier post. Sena Jurinac was one of the greatest sopranos of the... Read More