In: Soprano

Ferrier, Schiøtz, and Isobel Baillie
December 16, 2018

I heard a performance of the Messiah today, and I decided to put up Kathleen Ferrier singing two arias from it. ... Read More
Maria Jeritza – Big Lyric Soprano
November 2, 2018

Jeritza was an extraordinary famous soprano for her time.  I have tried to make selections that haven't been remastered too much. ... Read More
Students of Jean de Reske (e.g. Maggie Teyte, Bidu Sayão)
September 23, 2018

Jean de Reszke (Jan Mieczislaw, Warsaw, 1850 to Nice, 1925) Jean de Reske, was the most celebrated tenor of his time. ... Read More
Befreit – R. Strauss, poem by Richard Dehmel
August 27, 2018

Befreit Strauss set eleven poems by the German poet Richard Dehmel between 1895 and 1901. Dehmel was a controversial figure in... Read More
Ninon Vallin – French Soprano
August 11, 2018

Eugénie "Ninon" Vallin (September 1886 – November 22 , 1961) was a French soprano who achieved considerable popularity in opera, operetta... Read More
Maria Stader
July 11, 2018

I haven't posted in a while because I have moved across the country, and this blog was not high on my... Read More
Puccini – Manon Lescaut, “Sola, Perduta, Abbandonata”
June 17, 2018

I have sworn to myself never to discuss a living singer on this blog, but I am making an exception this... Read More
Der Nussbaum – Robert Schumann
May 19, 2018

In this posting, I am returning to the idea of a comparison of singers against one piece.  I have decided to... Read More
Winterreise Part 1 – Franz Schubert
May 7, 2018

Schubert's Winterreise is a song cycle for piano and male voice of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller set to music by... Read More
Claudia Muzio, inspiration to Maria Callas
April 15, 2018

Claudia Muzio was one of the great singers of the 20th century, and she had a profound influence on Maria Callas. ... Read More