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  • Cocky Kurwenal: She recorded it on some sort of C19th diva tribute album, making some strenuous point about... 11:16 AM
  • m. croche: Another day, another opera company whitesplaining to people of color that their racist opera is... 11:15 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think most of Nilsson’s famous studio recordings come off as slightly... 11:12 AM
  • kashania: It’s definitely not subtle but I love the “all-out assault” approach. It is just... 11:11 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I totally agree with you, steveac10 – where the hell IS Gilmore and why not on the... 11:06 AM
  • MontyNostry: You know what, I never liked the legendary Solti/Nilsson recording. I just tend to think of it... 11:04 AM
  • CwbyLA: I thought #3 was Horne, too but then i though to myself that it was not possible. I had no idea she... 11:01 AM
  • Patrick Mack: And the production from Aix comes out on video at the end of August. http://www.amaz... 10:57 AM
  • La Cieca: The leading roles are sort of specialist material: there are only a couple of star sopranos in the... 10:55 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Don’t forget there has been another recording of Elektra with Herlitzius in the title... 10:53 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 »