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“You just want to kiss yourself, you sound so great”

“Are you kidding? I’m having it put in my casket. It was so exciting for me to go back and remember all the things that happened that night.” [New York Times]

Happy birthday Leontyne Price!

Today is the 90th anniversary of the birth of the great American diva.  Read more »

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame

“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand / A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame / Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name / Mother of Exiles…” Read more »

Teeny furniture

prima-donna-assolutaWe live in magical times. The box set, which was once a hotly over-priced commodity, has now become the preferred vehicle for reissuing the classic operatic recordings of yore, polished to a high digital shine and at midrange prices to boot!  Read more »

Winter afternoon’s dream

It took the better part of a decade—including two high-profile cancelations—or New York to finally hear Anna Netrebko in recital.

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Happy Birthday Miss Leontyne Price

The evergreen American diva was born February 10, 1927.

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L’age d’or

Though the day is almost over, it should not go without marking that today is the 50th anniversary of the debuts at the Met of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli, one of the red-letter nights of the Rudolf Bing regime.  

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the price is right

She maintains her gloriosity even in a monosyllabic state!

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