Niel Rishoi

Talking to John Raitt, part three

In the final installment of this interview, the star discusses the enduring appeal of Carousel. Read more »

Talking to John Raitt, part two

In the second part of this interview with John Raitt, the singer speaks in great detail how he was cast in his breakthrough role of Billy Bigelow in CarouselRead more »

Talking to John Raitt, Part One

I first heard the voice of John Raitt in 1973, when I was all of 10 years old. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine, that 28 years later, I would be having lengthy telephone conversations with him! Read more »

The Raitt stuff

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be having lengthy telephone conversations with John Raitt. 

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Prodigy

Maria Callas’s most outstanding Adalgisa, out of all she partnered with, was Fiorenza Cossotto.

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Burnished bass

I clearly remember the day I first heard the voice of Cesare Siepi.

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The trouble with Norma

If one looks at trends in the last 40 or so years, the most successful Normas are mainly those who’ve made not just bel canto, but Bellini as a mainstay in their repertoire.

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The priestess with the mostest

Edita Gruberova takes on the requirements of the title role in Bellini’s Norma.

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Elements of style

Edita Gruberova essentially revived and propagated the bel canto repertoire in central Europe, specifically in the German-speaking countries.

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Laughing song

It can be confidently asserted that Edita Gruberova is one opera’s most gifted comediennes. 

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