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Niel Rishoi

Third bass-baritone

Next Marko Mimica discussed which music “reached” him most and how he regards expressing himself in various languages.  Read more »

Bass-baritone instinct

Next, I asked Marko Mimica which basses he prefers to listen to on recordings. (Then I just sat back and listened!) Read more »

All about that bass-baritone

Marko Mimica

In Bellini’s opera Norma, the “padre” role of Oroveso, it may be safely said, is “undistinguished”—dull and conventional. The bass entrusted with the role usually will engender two reactions: more frequently than not, “Cut this boring music,” and rather more rarely: “What a pity Oroveso doesn’t have more music.”    Read more »

Fan mail to La Nilsson

On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of your birth, I am perplexed as to what to write about you that isn’t of the highest, most ecstatic praise and of deliriously effusive encomiums.

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Talking to John Raitt, part three

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

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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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Talking to John Raitt, Part One

How did you first grow interested in singing?

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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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