Articles

19 July 2013
(1925-2017) Gedda’s intellect, style and linguistic ability made him the most versatile and recorded of his era.
19 July 2013
A heroic tenor of unique authority and complexity, Vickers stamped his individual approach on a series of portrayals that aspired to a spiritual level.
19 July 2013
Gigli was the leading Italian tenor of the inter-war years, blessed with a honeyed tone and easy manner that made him ‘the people’s...
19 July 2013
Lauritz Melchior was born a baritone and reinvented himself as the finest Heldentenor of the 20th century, setting standards for singing Wagner that have never...
19 July 2013
Björling’s beautiful tone and effortless technique contributed to his reputation as a paragon of the art of singing during an illustrious international...
19 July 2013
The outstanding German lyric tenor of his generation, his life was tragically cut short as his international career was getting underway, but thanks to his...
19 July 2013
If some hardcore opera buffs had doubts, the general public felt Pavarotti deserved the mantle of Gigli, Caruso, Tauber and Lanza as the greatest, most popular...
19 July 2013
(1873-1921) One of the definitive voices of the 20th century, Enrico Caruso was that rarest of creatures: a truly great artist with a mass popular...
19 July 2013
Domingo is that rarest of vocal phenomena, a tenor who uses his voice in the service of re-creating great art, and not as a thrilling end in itself.
17 July 2013
Born in Rotterdam in 1933, the legendary Dutch soprano charmed audiences worldwide with her Lieder recitals for over four decades, before retiring to teach....
17 July 2013
For many of those who experienced both singers live, Rosa Ponselle was even greater, both as a voice and as an artist, than Maria Callas. 
17 July 2013
Renata Tebaldi was the leading Italian soprano of the 1950s and 1960s in the Verdi and Puccini repertoire. She had a creamy voice, in which the listener could...
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