July 29, 2014

Lucille Udovich sings Idomeneo (1956)

July 28, 2014

Carlo Bergonzi sings Turandot

Today, most people have become accustomed to a bigger sound in this role. Compared to its more stentorean exponents, Bergonzi is a little short on decibels, but he convinces the listener that Calaf is actually in love with Turandot, as so few of his colleagues do.

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July 28, 2014

Inge Borkh sings Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido (1956)

July 28, 2014

Joseph Rogatchewsky sings Orphée et Eurydice (1931)

Rogatchewsky was born in Ukraine. He moved to Paris before the First World War and permanently settled in Brussels in the mid-1920s.

July 28, 2014

Pierre Fouchy sings Le Roi d’Ys (1932)

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July 27, 2014

Eleanor Steber and Carlo Bergonzi sing Tosca (1959)

Deeply attached as I am to Bergonzi’s studio Tosca with Callas and Gobbi, I consider this 1959 version (also starring George London as Scarpia) as one of the best recordings of the opera ever made.

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July 27, 2014

Carlo Bergonzi and Raina Kabaivanska sing Manon Lescaut (1970)

July 26, 2014

Carlo Bergonzi sings Un Ballo in Maschera (1967)

July 26, 2014

Carlo Bergonzi sings L’Africaine (1969)

Carlo Bergonzi passed away yesterday.

July 24, 2014

Elisa Tromben and Carolina Pietracewska sing Linda di Chamounix (1908)

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