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
The ultimate 101 course on how to handle fame and success The ultimate 101 course on how to handle fame and success

Artistic temperament she had, but not including self-centered megalomania.  She was one of the most fully human individuals I have ever known.

on February 26, 2022 at 10:35 AM
Close as pages in a book Close as pages in a book

I had no idea whatsoever of the reality of the life of this strong, vibrant woman I had gotten to know, the traumas she suffered; the extent and the horror of her experiences was all very surreal to me.

on December 24, 2021 at 10:43 AM
Star quality Star quality

The 1990s effectively signaled a new phase in Edita Gruberova‘s career with her undertaking more demanding, heavier roles, while still essaying Zerbinetta and Lucia.

on December 13, 2021 at 3:26 PM
Out of the repast Out of the repast

The entire dinner was spent discussing conductors.

on December 08, 2021 at 2:53 PM
Suspended in time Suspended in time

You know in some of those old Jeanette MacDonald movies where she plays a prima donna and receives applause in a public setting? That’s just what happened when the three of us walked into that restaurant, one patron calling out “Brava!”

on November 30, 2021 at 11:52 AM
An idea so bold and crazy An idea so bold and crazy

I proposed to Edita that we turn my 20-page paper into a book, a musical biography.

on November 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM
A life-changing LP A life-changing LP

I never fathomed I’d be writing words as these this soon.

on November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM
First and foremost First and foremost

They say you never forget your first.

on October 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM
A life with a hero A life with a hero

By some quirk of fate, I tend to hear about the deaths of many operatic legends via radio news while out driving.

on July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM