Articles

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.
17 July 2013
Régine Crespin made a mark on operatic history. She was an outstanding lyric-dramatic French soprano with a ‘cleaner’, more classical voice than...
17 July 2013
Perfect voice, perfect technique, consummate artistry: a radiant blonde beauty who transcended the controversy about her Nazi years.
17 July 2013
‘Queen of Early Music’ is only half the story – her voice is refreshing, incisive, clean and infinitely adaptable to solo or ensemble use.
17 July 2013
Glorious power, tonal beauty: the great Norwegian set a vocal standard in Wagner and Strauss that has never been surpassed.
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