Highlights from a great 1955 Salome under Dimitri Mitropolous. It features:

Christel Goltz, Ramon Vinay,Blanche Thebom, Paul Schoeffler, and Brian Sullivan,     (69 min.of excitement)

Direct download: 2010-02-28-18-22-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53 PM

The famous exponent of Bel Canto, Mattia Battistini (1856-1928), who even sang at 70. He was quite an amazing singer, but sadly ocean voyages scared him, so we never had him in New York.(He said, "The channel was enough!")

 

He sings material from Don Giovanni, Ernani (w.Emilia Corsi),Damnation of Faust,Hamlet,Ballo,Traviata, Martha, Favorita,Zampa, Don Sebastiano, and Cocchi's "Per la patria."

Direct download: 2010-02-25-15-25-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51 PM

The baritone Herman Uhde was one of our finest artists.Sadly he passed away at 51 but he does leave us a legacy of his live appearances:

You will hear scenes from Das Rheingold, Julius Caesar, Don Carlo, Fidelio, Parsifal, Arabella (w.Lisa della Casa), Gotterdamerung, Elektra (w.Chrystal Goltz), and Wozzeck (in photo) w.Eleanor Steber) (64 min.)

Direct download: 2010-02-23-15-26-51.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49 PM

 We remember the great Russian mezzo, Irina Arkhipova, who just passed away at 85. She sings scenes from Boris, Pique Dame, Mazeppa, and a Monologue from Arensky's "The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. (70 min.)

                            All music inspired by Alexander Pushkin

Direct download: 2010-02-21-23-06-54.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37 AM

 Medea exc.from 1958 Dallas under Nicola Rescigno.

Maria Callas, Jon Vickers, Teresa Berganza,Elizabeth Carron, Nicola Zaccaria

  You want FIRE???????????????? Here it is!!!!!!!    (70 min.)

Direct download: 2010-02-21-18-13-40.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39 PM

A superb Lucrezia Borgia under Nicola Rescigno from Dallas, 1973.

Featured are: Leyla Gencer, Tatiana Troyanos, Jose Carreras, and Matteo Manuguerra.   (68 minutes)

Direct download: 2010-02-19-15-34-35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02 PM

Songs and arias as sung by the magnificent tenor, Charles Kullman (1903-1983). Kullman should be heralded as one of the finest tenors in opera history.   (54 min.)

Direct download: 2010-02-17-20-46-40.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10 AM

The tragedy of the  early death of the marvelous Fritz Wunderlich will always haunt us, but at least he left a legacy of superb recordings. Here is an abridged WDR Radio)performanc e under Franz Marszalek( 71 min.)

Fritz Wunderlich as Sou-Chong
Antonia Fahberg as Lisa
Ernst Stankovski as Graf Gustl
Luise Camer/Gerlinde Locker as Mi

Direct download: 2010-02-16-19-36-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07 AM

Part Two of that glorious 1955 Aida. (ooops, I put my brief narration at the end in error.)

Stella, Corelli, Barbieri, Colzani, Petri  (Gui )

Direct download: 2010-02-16-13-34-45.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00 PM

Part one of a fabulous Aida from Naples 1955 under Vittorio Gui.

 

Featured are Antonietta Stella, Franco Corelli, Fedora Barbieri, Anselmo Colzani, and Mario Petri   (48 blazing minutes)

Direct download: 2010-02-14-13-47-32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:07 PM


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