In: Soprano

Richard Tucker and Anna Moffo, final scene from La Bohème
March 9, 2018

I'm not going to say too much about this.  It speaks for itself.  Tucker was called the American Caruso, and you... Read More
Ljuba Weltisch Final Scene from Strauss’s Salome
March 7, 2018

As promised, here is Mme Ljuba Welitsch singing the final scene of Salome. There never was and never has been a... Read More
Teresa Stich-Randall
March 3, 2018

Stich-Randall is unusual in that she came from the Hartford Connecticut area and made her career in Europe, mainly in Vienna.... Read More
Ljuba Welitsch – Lieder and Die Fledermaus
February 28, 2018

Introduction Ljuba Welitsch has been described as a meteor which flashed across the firmament of opera.  Her major career was short,... Read More
La Divina – Maria Callas
February 21, 2018

La Divina – Maria Callas When I started this blog, which was all but a week ago, I was afraid that…

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Rosa Ponselle – the True Art
February 18, 2018

Rosa Ponselle - the True Art Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981), was an American operatic soprano (... Read More
Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42; also Lotte Lehmann
February 17, 2018

Lisa Della Casa – Frauen Lieben und Leben, Robert Schumann, Op.42 and Lotte Lehman One of my favorite sopranos of all…

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Régine Crespin and Irma Kolassi – Fauré, Soir, Op. 83, No 2
February 15, 2018

Régine Crespin and Irma Kolassi – Fauré, Soir, Op. 83, No 2 I am going to do something a little unusual. …

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Callas et al., Lucia Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c)
February 15, 2018

Callas et al., Lucia di Lamermoor Sextet, live in Berlin, 1955, von Karajan (c) Those who know me well know that... Read More
Sena Jurinac – Strauss “Four Last Songs”
February 14, 2018

Please note that the German poems are below the link. Sena Jurinac was one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th…

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