Interviews Stage Spotlight
The Art Of Spanish Song – Laura Alonso Padin On Her Carnegie Hall Solo Debut & The Importance Of Zarzuela And Spanish Song
Carnegie Hall. Name a musician who doesn’t dream of performing there. It is the benchmark for greatness in the world of music with tons of myths revolving around succeeding there. Soprano Laura Alonso Padin is set to cross that threshold when she makes her solo recital debut in Weill Hall. "I have done work with the Dallas Symphony, an opera in Lincoln Center and have performed ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ in…
High Notes On This Day
4 Rare Recordings by Legendary Soprano Victoria de los Ángeles
Victoria De Los Ángeles was one of the great sopranos of the 20th century, taking on a wide range of roles from “Madama Butterfly” to “La Bohème,” to “Manon.” Born on Nov. 1, 1923, the Spanish soprano would go on to a tremendous career, her recording of Puccini’s “La Bohème” under Sir Thomas Beecham widely considered the greatest of the opera. She also took a stab at interpreting “Carmen,” famously…