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  • Krunoslav: Looks like God Himself doesn’t want Nadja Michael back at the Met: http://www.accu... 10:56 AM
  • Will: Another African-American opera conductor is Willie Anthony Waters. He has pretty major chops here and... 10:33 AM
  • kashania: Giordani is only 52? No wonder he’s still hanging on… 10:32 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Brava! :lol: 10:30 AM
  • Will: Yes, the higher priced seat audience had to be protected from “the great unwashed!” 10:25 AM
  • tatiana: Redbear, really? I would have thought that Henry Lewis was pretty well known. He was a fine... 9:26 AM
  • MontyNostry: When I hear her or watch her on YouTube, I do always feel a dramatic and musical intensity, and... 9:05 AM
  • odabella: It is not hard to remember that at the old Metropolitan a lot of the public had to use a side door,... 8:48 AM
  • semira mide: Thanks for the clarification about the chapel. It seemed reasonable enough that it should be the... 7:59 AM
  • PetertheModest: Is she singing too much then, and beginning to wear down her voice ? This can happen, when a... 7:25 AM

The Quantification of the Diva: Part the Third

traviata_gheorghiuAnd now, cher public, let’s put today’s singers, the Contemporary Divas, under the microscope. How do they stack up? Read more »

others have greatness thrust upon them

As you may recall, last year the BBC Music Magazine published a list of “The 20 Greatest Sopranos of All Time,” and one or two of you didn’t quite see eye to eye with their selection.

Well, this year they’ve turned their attention to the top 20 among tenors, who are (in ascending order of greatliness):  Read more »