• Risë Stevens

    Risë Stevens

    Risë Stevens was born in New York on June 11th 1913. For three years she studied at New York`s Juilliard School of Music and then went to Vienna in 1935 where she was trained by Marie Gutheil-Schoder and Herbert Graf. At the Opera House of …

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  • Renata Scotto

    Renata Scotto

    Renata Scotto was born on February 24th, 1934, in the Italian town of Savona. Renata Scotto made her debut in 1953 as Violetta at Savona and then Milan. She was a virtuosic soprano lirico-leggero gifted with a velvet timbre and insuperable coloratura, supported by a good …

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  • Enzo de Muro Lomanto

    Enzo de Muro Lomanto

    Enzo de Muro Lomanto was an artist of the highest musical qualities; he had a very beautiful voice, the colour of which could sometimes remind one of Caruso.”  These are the words of Toti Dal Monte who was at first a colleague and then from …

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  • Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert studied singing in Milan and Munich and made his debut in 1927 at Darmstadt. His first recordings were made under the name “Ernesto Groh”.  His impressive tenor voice drew comparisons with Richard Tauber with whom he shared a teacher (Carl Beines), but Groh was to …

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  • Feodor Chaliapin

    Feodor Chaliapin

    Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin was “la voce storica” among basses at the turn of the century, the great basso-cantante that combined the art of singing with the art of acting and strove to find the ideal vocal expression for his characters. “To him, the voice was only a pretext and a docile, sometimes insidious instrument of will and whim. He was a tenor, baritone or bass as he wished, making use of all colours on the lyrical palette” He remains perhaps one of the four truly mythical figures of opera to this very day.

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