Today we’re listening to… American tenor Lawrence Brownlee singing “Je crois entendre encore” (“I still believe I hear”), Nadir’s aria from Georges Biz…
"All of Italian opera can be heard in Bellini's "Ah! non credea."
Good morning! 🎆 It’s Sunday, and it’s Independence Day here in the United States. Before the fireworks, we’re going to the mid-1950s, when the America…
Today we’re listening to… “Caro nome”, one of the most famous soprano arias from Act 1 of the Italian opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Rigoletto has …
"He sang everything with such love and hope, such passion and fire, that it made you think it was the last performance he was ever going to give."
A guest post by Heather Johnson
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We thought we’d switch it up a bit this week and share some documentaries, interviews and masterclasses we’ve been gathering on our favorite singers. W…
A guest post by Heather Johnson
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A scene from Act 2 of Donizetti's Don Pasquale as premiered at the Salle Ventadour in Paris by the Théâtre-Italien in 1843 Today we’re listening to… “C…
Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) Monteverdi’s operatic language wanted to fully express the feelings of human beings. Monteverdi believed that music shou…
Giorgio Strehler, Mirella Freni, Piero Cappuccilli after Simon Boccanegra at La Scala, 1971 Today we’re listening to… “Come in quest’ora bruna”, Amelia…
Giuseppe Verdi conducting the Paris Opera premiere of his opera, Aida, at the Palais Garnier on March 22, 1880 As I prepared for this week’s selection …