On This Day: Sopranos Who Have Conquered Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ and Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

On Jan. 26 two operas had their premieres and are now part of the standard repertoire.  The first opera was Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” in 1790 and the second {…}

Artist Of The Week: Russell Thomas To Make A Highly Anticipated Debut

A month ago Russell Thomas surprised Metropolitan Opera audiences with his immense voice and gleaming high notes. The role was the small but crucial part of Ismaele in {…}

On This Day: The Interpreters of Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ & Massenet’s ‘Manon’

I imagine that upon reading the title of this article, you were probably confused about the arbitrary pairing of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” and Massenet’s {…}

On This Day: A Look At The Opera Roles Katia Ricciarelli and Pilar Lorengar Shared

On Jan. 16 two of opera’s legendary sopranos will celebrate their birthdays. Pilar Lorenagr, who died in 1996 and Kata Ricciarelli. Both sopranos were recognized for their versatility and immense repertoire. While Ricciarelli focused on the Bel Canto and lyric repertoire, Lorengar delved into Mozart’s demanding works and sang multiple Wagner repertoire. She was also an expert in Zarzuela. As {…}