An affectionate birthday tribute to Jose Van Dam,
 one of the world's most versatile and truly superb
 artists. Selections include music by:

Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Mahler, Schumann,
             Bizet, Ibert, R.Strauss
  

(74 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-23-01-58-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25 AM

 

 Janet Baker,one of the world's greatest artists, was
 born on August 21, 1933. I present a tribute to her
 featuring songs and arias by Handel, Mozart, Pergolesi,
 Schubert, Donizetti, Wagner, and Elgar.

(43 minutes)

BY THE WAY; PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT ON YOUTUBE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61qq0V73ehQ                            

Direct download: 2006-08-21-17-46-59.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02 PM

A Collection of famous German (and Viennese) artists:

Julius Patzak, Leo Slezak, Franz Voelker,Margarete Klose,
Maria Olszewska, Karen Branzell, Wilhelm Rode,
Emil Scipper, Hans Hotter, Heinrich Schlusnus,
Michael Bohnen, Georg Hann, Hilde Gueden,
Frida Leider, Erna Berger, Tiana Lemnitz,
Maria Cebotari.

(78 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-21-12-13-54.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40 PM

A comparison, in the form of a quiz, of 15 tenors singing
the aria "Amor ti vieta" from Umberto Giordano's "Fedora."

You might enjoy using this podcast for an opera party in
order to test your fellow opera buddies!

       (44 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-15-00-59-49.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24 AM

A Birthday Tribute to Six Famous Tenors    

Leon Escalais     8/8/1859
Cesare Vezzani   8/8/1886
Ferruccio Tagliavini   8/14/13
Leo Slezak           8/18/1873
Helge Roswaenge  8/29/1897
Ramon Vinay        8/31/1911

(57 Minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-10-01-29-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50 AM

Selections from operas where a doctor (or a so-called doctor) 
is involved in the action. Operas include:

Elisir d"amore, Macbeth, Forza del Destino, Traviata
Don Pasquale, Barbiere di Siviglia, Gianni Schicchi,
Cosi Fan Tutte, Wozzeck Nozze di Figaro, Vanessa
Tales of Hoffmann. 

(64 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-06-17-08-33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33 PM

Giacomo Puccini was a composer whose operas tugged at our heartstrings. There are so many emotional moments in his works,and here I include one scene from each of his operas,featuring:

Renata Scotto(in photo), Diana Soviero, Renata Tebaldi,
Virginia Zeani, Julia Varady, Krassimira Stoyanova,
Beverly Sills, Christina Gallardo-Domas, Magda Olivero,
Leontyne Price, Dorothy Kirsten, Richard Tucker,
Placido Domingo, Jerry Hadley, and Giovanni Inghilleri

(72 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-05-19-43-35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11 AM

A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO THREE  MARVELOUS ARTISTS:

Maria Reining                  Born 8/7/03

Gundula Janowitz            Born 8/2/37

Margarete Klose (photo)   Born 8/7/1899

 

                           (43 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-08-03-10-03-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27 PM

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