A comparison of various renditions of the Traviata aria
  "Addio del passato" as sung by 15 great sopranos...and a
   slightly less-famous one.

                                  (84 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-10-29-21-34-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57 AM

      Twenty songs as sung by the great Enrico Caruso. I think
  you will agree with me that this man has been what many
  have termed a "Vocal God." No words can adequately
  describe the heart and soul that pours from this great tenor.
       I sincerely hope you enjoy this podcast and will comment as you wish.

                                  (72 minutes)
   

 

Direct download: 2007-10-24-10-42-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05 PM

A selection of trios from various operas:

William Tell, Norma, Trovatore,Faust,Ernani,
Don Carlo, Gotterdamerung, Beatrice di Tenda,
Cosi Fan Tutte, Tales of Hoffmann, Vespri Siciliani,
 Forza del Destino, I Lombardi ,Rosenkavalier.

   (73 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-10-22-21-40-55.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01 AM

Quite a superb new tenor from Turkey. How many tenors
do we know who can take the high E flat in the Lucia duet????

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bulent+Bezduz&search=Search

Direct download: 2007-09-30-20-07-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40 PM

 Who is that lady with Charlie???????????????

It is like this: At a party in 1955, she grabbed my hand and said, "Dammi il braccio mio piccino"(Boheme quote with a gender change). I then said,
" Obbedisco,signoraaaa."  (Even then I knew the words.).Someone happened to snap our picture. This experience will live in my heart forever as a happy memory of one of the sweetest people I ever knew.  

Direct download: I_did_sing_with_Renata.jpg
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38 PM

Six performances of Romeo et Juliette. Featured in the finale of act two and the act three duet are:

  Jussi Bjoerling/Bidu Sayao, Roberto Alagna/Angela Gheorghiu,
  Marcello Giordani/ Nora Ansellem, Raoul Jobin/Patrice Munsel,
  Ramon Vargas/Anna Maria Martinez, Rolando Villazon/Anna Netrebko

                                   (79 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-10-12-19-29-56.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52 PM

Eleven versions of the beautiful "Marietta Lied" from Korngold's
"Die Tote Stadt."  Included are:

Beverly Sills, Maria Jeritza, Stephanie Sundine, Emily Magee,
Marilyn Zschau, Ilona Steingruber, Ellen Faull.Stella Roman,
Angela Denoke, Carol Neblett, and Eileen Farrell.

                                 (63 minutes)

 

Direct download: 2007-10-11-00-46-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03 AM

A tribute to the great mezzo Rita Gorr. Selections from:

Orfeo(in photo), Aida, Troyens, Walkure, Tristan und Isolde,
Samson et Delilah, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder.

                                  (77 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-10-02-21-35-41.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56 AM

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