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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 »