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  • Grimsley Bybee

    Sitting Down with Greer Grimsley & Luretta Bybee

    San Diego opera opens its 2017/2018 season on Saturday October 14th with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, or operetta, Pirates of Penzance. Bass-Baritone Greer Grimsley will be the Pirate King and Mezzo-Soprano Luretta Bybee will be Ruth, a pirate maid. Grimsley and Bybee are real-life …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Feodor Chaliapin

    Reflections on Feodor Chaliapin

    During the golden age of opera, there have been four mythical singers: tenor Enrico Caruso, soprano Maria Callas, baritone Titta Ruffo and bass Fedor Chaliapin. Behind them, a myriad of singers entered and echoed in the Hall of Fame. The splendid voices of Elisabeth Rethberg, …

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  • George Enescu

    Neglected giant George Enescu

    The Romanian composer George Enescu is one of the neglected giants of modern music. Prodigiously gifted, he became best known in America as a conductor, where he was considered a successor to Toscanini, and in Europe, one of the greatest violinists of the century.  However, he …

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