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“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. Read more »

Mad woman

Mike Richter, via CD-ROM, takes us back to the golden age of concert opera in New York City, i.e., 1966, with Il pirata starring Montserrat Caballé. Read more »

Feast of the Marys

From one of the earliest Mike Richter CD-ROMs, “Odd Opera,” comes a piece definitely fitting that description. It’s a live performance of Antônio Carlos Gomes’ Fosca! Read more »

The waiting game

This week’s gem from the Mike Richter collection is all the more precious for its rarity: a performance of Fauré’s Pénélope starring ravishing Régine Crespin. Read more »

The princess diaries

By special request of Our Own DeCaffarrelli, and courtesy of Mike Richter, here’s a treat: a 1969 performance of La Cenerentola starring the delectable Teresa Berganza.

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Final chapter

The mighty Teatro Colón Ring cycle draws to a close, courtesy of Mike Richter‘s superb CD-ROM “El Anillo.”

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The revengening

Legendary Birgit Nilsson heads a spectacular cast in the second act of Götterdämmerung, our latest treasure from Mike Richter‘s trove of CD-ROMs.

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Norn yesterday

The final day of the Buenos Aires Ring dawns in our latest sampling from the Mike Richter’s trove of CD-ROMs.

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