Talking to John Raitt, part three

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

Double diva day

Born on this day in 1906 soprano Zinka Milanov and in 1918 soprano Birgit NilssonRead more »

Meeting Rigoletto

I have a confession to make. I have been taking Rigoletto for granted.  Read more »

When in Rome

Mozart was barely sixteen when he wrote Lucio Silla to open the Carnival in Milan in 1772.

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Talking to John Raitt, part two

In the third 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 Carousel.

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Like a fine wine

Happy 69th birthday bass Ferruccio Furlanetto! 

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Talking to John Raitt, Part One

How did you first grow interested in singing?

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“Simple, direct and deeply human”

On this day in 1937 mezzo soprano Jennie Tourel made her Met debut as Thomas’ Mignon.

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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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“Splendida voce, fraseggio esemplare”

Born on this day in 1957 soprano Daniela Dessì. 

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