It was one of those moments when the entire audience was enraptured. It was during Rosa Feola’s “Caro nome” in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s latest production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. I … Continue reading“Chicago welcomed me with such an enthusiasm that I was suddenly in love with the people!” says Rosa Feola, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Gilda
American soprano Robin Johannsen is one of the great interpreters of Baroque opera. This Philadelphia native has spent the majority of her career on the great stages of Europe, including … Continue reading“I love how great music can transport you,” says Robin Johannsen, American Soprano
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
Here are a few full-length operas on YouTube with English subtitles: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Mozart Tristan und Isolde, Wagner Rigoletto, Verdi Tosca, Puccini Così fan tutte, Mozart Il … Continue readingFull-length operas on YouTube!
Start your day off right… Nothing can beat this “Bella figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto with Pavarotti and Sutherland. What a fantastic quartet!