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  • Camille: You are most welcome, sir. It is as G-d and the great Maestro Verdi intended this beautiful aria to... 6:05 PM
  • kekszakallu: The thing I, as an infant, remember about the Davy Crockett song is a classmate asking me... 5:55 PM
  • zinka: Excuse me..Zinka HAD a black eye…Two separate sources said she did more than just... 4:49 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kPm2 fbqJnzA There are so many Milanov stories…..Bu t I do know... 4:48 PM
  • zinka: Last night I thought of Warren,MacNeil,etc ..in the Ernani aria…I am so sorry all those years... 4:42 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: That is just beautiful; thank you for posting. 4:39 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: I heard her incipient problems from the beginning. Gunned vibrato, a voice that is not properly... 4:37 PM
  • kashania: Amen, scifisci, amen!! Those larger-than-life personalities usually come with tons of charisma. And... 4:19 PM
  • La Cieca: Well, Rasponi could never be accused of pot-stirring, that’s for sure. 4:12 PM
  • Gualtier M: It was over 50 years ago and in Italy, in Italian. It is mentioned in the Lanfranco Rasponi... 3:55 PM

The sun also rises

If you’re the sort who prefers his diva to be an unapproachable sphinx prone to infuriating cancellations while radiating ennui, I suspect that the sunny, hard-working, grateful persona of American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will not appeal to you at all. Yet she is surely one of today’s top divas as witnessed at Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon at the rapturously received final stop of her recent concert tour celebrating the release of her latest CD on Virgin Classics, the wittily named Drama Queens.   Read more »