“Apparently, age is a touchy subject for some aging divas.”
Miss Battle was greeted with a thunderous ovation befitting a beloved singer at the end of an illustrious career.
Those of you looking forward to enjoying a Broadway play based on the life of Kathleen Battle, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, will have to go on waiting.
Soprano Kathleen Battle will return to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in more than two decades when she sings a recital there November 13.
In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).
From an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth.