Articles

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...
17 July 2013
First heard as a Mozartian, Christine Brewer has retained the flexibility of her lyric voice while adding to its power. A peerless Isolde in Wagner’s...
17 July 2013
These days, Schumann is seen as a connoisseur’s singer, but her name was once inseparably linked with such Mozart roles as Susanna, Blonde and Despina,...
17 July 2013
Known as the ‘Finnish Venus’, Mattila is a stage animal whose performances carry conviction unsurpassed in the opera house today.
17 July 2013
Janowitz is known for having the most beautiful voice of all time, and using it to express the voluptuous purity of German music.
17 July 2013
Fiery Vishnevskaya, diva of the Bolshoi during Soviet times, was the muse of both Britten and Shostakovich, and a formidable interpreter of Russian repertoire.
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