September 3, 2014

Fernanda Chiesa, Luigi Manfrini, and Carlo Albani sing I Lombardi (1913)

August 31, 2014

Helena Braun sings Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch (1950)

August 31, 2014

Lupino Lane and Teddie St Denis doing the Lambeth Walk, from the original London production of Noel Gay’s Me and My Girl (1937)

August 29, 2014

Aged 62, Maggie Teyte sets the gold standard in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (1950)

August 29, 2014

Petula Clark sings Downtown on the Dean Martin Show (1967)

Rumor has it that Glenn Gould (of all people) was quite taken with her.

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August 29, 2014
fior-di-diavolo:

Lisa della Casa as Pamina

She vaguely reminds me of Petula Clark singing Downtown ca. 1968. (Happy memories.)

fior-di-diavolo:

Lisa della Casa as Pamina

She vaguely reminds me of Petula Clark singing Downtown ca. 1968. (Happy memories.)

(via mariodelmonaco)

August 29, 2014

Tino Pattiera and Meta Seinemeyer sing Andrea Chénier (1926)

Andrea Chénier is, hands down, one of my least favorite operas (and I find the ¡Viva la muerte! final duet particularly objectionable). Here, however, Pattiera and Seinemeyer make it sound like some marvelously murky Teutonic tragedy of the kind that unfailingly thrills me, without any of the histrionics that mar many Italian recordings.

August 29, 2014

Danny Kaye sings “Tschaikowsky and Other Russians,” from Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark (1941)

August 28, 2014

operasrsly:

"Spiagge amate"
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Paride ed Elena
Claudia Muzio

PARIDE
Spiagge amate ove talora
l’idol mio lieta s’aggira
ruscelletti ove si mira 
quando infiora il crine o il sen.

Chiari fonti, ove si bagna,
erbe in cui passa le piante,
Voi pietose a un core amante,
dite voi, che fa il mio ben?

Chiari fonti, ruscelletti, spiagge amate,
ove si bagna, ove si mira, ove s’aggira
dite, dite voi…



August 28, 2014
operasrsly:

Claudia Muzio [x]

aka. La Divina Claudia

operasrsly:

Claudia Muzio [x]

aka. La Divina Claudia

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