Colin Bain’s Book ‘Gigli: the Master Tenor’ Named ARSC 2022 Finalist for Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has announced the 2022 finalists for the ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. For the Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music, ARSC named Colin Bain’s “Gigli: the Master Tenor,” published by Barry Ashpole, as a finalist. “Gigli” is over 20 years in the making and forms the ultimate biography of {…}

Ermonela Jaho, Sonya Yoncheva, Lawrence Brownlee, Nina Stemme Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

This week’s streaming options include two celebrations of legendary artists, a sweet double bill, two powerful modern works, an iconic diva in her signature role, a star-studded Strauss masterpiece, lots of Bel Canto, and a hotly anticipated recital. Without further ado, let’s jump in. Beniamino Gigli, 100 Years at the Met – Teatro Grattacielo (NOW) Nov. 26 marks the 100th {…}

Teatro Grattacielo Releases ‘Beniamino Gigli 100 Years at MET: Scenes from Boito’s Mefistofele’

Teatro Grattacielo has released its first streaming project, “Beniamino Gigli 100 years at MET Scenes from Boito’s Mefistofele.” The hour-long video, made in honor of the legendary tenor, features an introduction from his granddaughter Francesca Romana Gigli as well as commentary by critic John Yohalem. There are performances by tenor Thomas Massey as Faust, bass Alessandro Tirotta as Mefistofele, soprano {…}