But not Rose But not Rose

parterre box is excited to present again Mike Richter’s collection of recordings of Rose Ader along with this biographical tribute in honor of a significant artist whose Jewish identity perhaps prevented her from achieving the renown she deserved

on January 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM
“Ya proklinayu tebya, moy rokovaya krasota!” “Ya proklinayu tebya, moy rokovaya krasota!”

One of the late Mike Richter‘s most endearing traits was his fascination with rare or downright offbeat recordings, such as this complete 1963 performance of Verdi’s Don Carlos in Russian by artists of the Bolshoi.

on July 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Horseplay Horseplay

Mike Richter‘s documentation of the 1962 Buenos Aires Ring continues with the second act of Die Walküre featuring Birgit Nilsson and Hans Hotter.

on March 20, 2014 at 6:53 AM
Fifty Shades of Gré Fifty Shades of Gré

From Mike Richter‘s CD-ROM “El Anillo,” here is radiant soprano Gré Brouwenstijn in the first act of Die Walküre as performed at the Teatro Colon in 1962.

on March 06, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Mask me no questions Mask me no questions

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).

on January 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Precious snowflake Precious snowflake

Bundle up warmly, cher public, and enjoy a weather-appropriate selection from the Mike Richter hoard.

on January 02, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Their master’s voice Their master’s voice

One of Mike Richter‘s most spectacular achievements was the remastering and digitization of the complete master classes conducted by Maria Callas at the Juilliard School in 1971-1972.

on December 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Meyerbeer goggles Meyerbeer goggles

In honor of Giacomo Meyerbeer, the unjustly or (depending on how you look at it) justly neglected 19th century opera composer, a selection from Mike Richter‘s “Meyerbeer Operas” CD-ROM.

on December 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Brotherly love Brotherly love

Again dipping into the rich archive of live recordings remastered and made available by the late Mike Richter, we find this selection from his early disc “Odd Opera 2.”

on November 07, 2013 at 9:00 AM
In memoriam Mike Richter In memoriam Mike Richter

Serious opera fan and internet pioneer Mike Richter died earlier this week.

on October 24, 2013 at 1:10 AM