Light my fire Light my fire

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Leonie Rysanek.

on November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Tongue tied Tongue tied

“Trove Thursday”’s latest folie de grandeur is an overflowing three-part explosion of post-war divas in live performances of unexpected arias always in the “wrong language.”

on June 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Not only with words, but with lively gestures Not only with words, but with lively gestures

“I will never sing the role again. It was frightful. We were a set of madwomen…There is nothing beyond Elektra. We have lived and reached the furthest boundaries in dramatic writing for the voice with Wagner. But Richard Strauss goes beyond him. His singing voices are lost. We have come to a full stop.” 

on April 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Out of the past Out of the past

Myto’s transfer of Herbert von Karajan’s star-bedecked 1958 Die Walküre from La Scala gives collectors on a budget access to one of the legendary performances committed to tape.

on March 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM
An old-fashioned wedding An old-fashioned wedding

Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin notes: while this performance of Janácek’s Jenufafeatures the same three principal singers from the legendary Carnegie Hall concert of 1988, the fact that it is a staged performance raises the temperature even higher.

on December 01, 2014 at 7:56 AM
Drama queen Drama queen

The very first words in this issue are “Renata Scotto will return to the American operatic stage in the 2001 season!”

on January 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Das glückliche Ungeheuer Das glückliche Ungeheuer

What better way to welcome Halloween than with that scariest of all operas, Salome, in a performance culled from one of Mike Richter‘s magnificent CD-ROMs?

on October 31, 2013 at 1:34 AM

The Austrian dramatic soprano was born November 14, 1926.

on November 14, 2010 at 1:36 PM