“To me, singing is like talking. If it ain’t natural, it ain’t right.” — B.B. King
Hello friends, I know our selection for this week is early, but it felt important to share today (Saturday) instead of tomorrow. In commemoration of th…
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"Va, pensiero" (also known as “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”) from Act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian opera Nabucco. The chorus in Nabucco is a leading c…
"People talk about Callas's Norma, Caballé's Mimí, but what is important is Bellini's Norma and Puccini's Mimí."
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Luisa Miller was Verdi's 15th opera, and it is regarded as the beginning of the composer’s “middle period.” He wrote it in 1849 in his mid-thirties, wi…
"To sing you need the strong body of an athlete.”
Most popular selections and a reflection on the year
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…