Biographies


  • Aida Garifullina

    Aida Garifullina

    Aida Garifullina was born in 1987 into a Tarar household. She enrolled in the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in 2007 and studied there with Claudia Visca. Two years later, in the university production of Mozart’s Cos fan tutte, Garifullina made her stage …

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  • Luciano Pavarotti

    Luciano Pavarotti

    Luciano Pavarotti is one of those tenors who have become legends in their own time. Since the early 1970s, when he was launched to stardom, he has been regarded as one of the most important tenors of his time, with one of histories most compelling …

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Articles, Interviews & Memories


  • Beniamino Gigli at the piano

    An Artistic Home – Beniamino Gigli

    The following is a chapter from Gigli: The Master Tenor, a new English-language biography of the great Italian tenor by the late Colin Bain.  THE ARRIVAL OF Gigli in New York, on October 31st, 1921, marked the beginning of an entirely new chapter in both his …

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  • Javier Camanera

    Sitting Down with tenor Javier Camarena

    Tenor Javier Camarena is appearing in Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at the Los Angeles Opera from October 7 to October 28. Camarena sings the tenor role of Nadir, Nino Machaidze sings Leila, Alfredo Daza is Zurga, and Nicholas Brownlee is Nourabad. Plácido Domingo and …

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Focus Feature


Five Operas Worth Re-Discovering

Pietro Mascagni: Silvano

Quality certainly isn’t the only criterion that decides whether a work of art survives or not: luck and a few other rather aleatory factors seem to play a major role. In today’s standard repertoires we can find works that should not have survived the decade …

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