Opera Quiz: How Well Do You Know Martina Arroyo’s Legendary Career?

Born on Feb. 2, 1937, Martina Arroyo would go on to become one of the greatest opera stars of the second half of the 20th century. The soprano was renowned for her interpretations {…}

Opera Quiz: Which Anthony Davis Opera Is It?

Anthony Davis is one of the most prominent modern-day composers in the world. Renowned for a wide range of music, he has also cemented himself as a major creator of operas with {…}

‘The Queen of Queens in All of Singing’ – A Deep Dive into the Genius of Soprano Rosa Ponselle

(Credit: Metropolitan Opera) “It was the most glorious voice that ever came from any woman’s throat in the Italian repertory, with a precocious sense of line, style, and emotional honesty,” declared the legendary record producer Walter Legge, whose wife happened to be soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. “Ponselle began and ended prima donna assoluta.” Rosa Ponselle’s story really is the plot of {…}

Opera Quiz: Which Black Opera Composer Is It?

As we commence Black History Month, OperaWire’s quizzes will shine a spotlight on the greatest Black artists in the history of opera. For this first quiz we will shine a {…}