Riccardo Massi loves action and opera. This stuntman-gone-opera singer is currently finishing up a very successful run in LA Opera’s Carmen. We feel fortunate that he was willing to take … Continue reading“Nothing else gives me those chills,” says Riccardo Massi about Opera
Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto has a powerful, unforgettable sound. I know him primarily through Mozart – as Figaro in a famous Met recording of Le Nozze di Figaro and as … Continue readingFerruccio Furlanetto
Sherrill Milnes was another name that kept popping up on the CD box sets I was buying. I first heard Milnes on the famous 1971 recording of Verdi’s Rigoletto with … Continue readingSherrill Milnes
Joan Sutherland was the first operatic soprano I ever knew. My passion for opera began with a 1971 Decca recording of Verdi’s Rigoletto in which Joan played Gilda opposite Pavarotti’s … Continue readingJoan Sutherland
A few of the “greatest hits” from the operatic repertory: Overture to Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). While none of the music in the overture returns … Continue readingOpera’s Greatest Hits
Start your day off right… Nothing can beat this “Bella figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto with Pavarotti and Sutherland. What a fantastic quartet!