Sitting down with San Diego Opera’s David Bennett

Sitting down with San Diego Opera’s David Bennett

In early 2014, San Diego Opera surprised everyone with an announcement that the company was closing at the end of that season. In the past, the opera had featured stars like Joan Sutherland ...

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Reflections on the greatness of Enrico Caruso

Reflections on the greatness of Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso was a unique great tenor, without any doubt. I included him in my personal choice of the XX century “avant guard” group of great tenors. The group comprises the Italians Caruso, ...

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Dubrovsky

Dubrovsky

Nápravník’s accomplishments as a composer are not the main reasons for his place in Russian music history as he is best known for being the principal conductor at St. Petersburg for over 50 years, and unlike some now more famous Russian composers of his time, he was well trained in music. ...

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Dubrovsky

Dubrovsky

Nápravník’s accomplishments as a composer are not the main reasons for his place in Russian music history as he is …

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Tenors & Italian Art Song

Paolo Tosti

What crosses one’s mind if confronted with the terms “Italian song” and “Italian art song”? Well, titles like O sole mio and Torna a Surriento are for sure common connotations, as well as Mamma or Incantesimo. Sure, the first two are Neapolitan songs, and the latter are

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