Artists

  • Elisabeth Ohms

    Elisabeth Ohms

    Like Lotte Lehmann, Frida Leider, Elisabeth Schumann, Heinrich Schlusnus and Friedrich Schorr, Elisabeth Ohms, too, was born in 1888 – to be more precise on May 17th in Arnhem, The Netherlands. She studied violin and piano and only at the age of 28 decided to become …

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  • Aline Sanden

    Aline Sanden

    „What I saw was not just any Carmen but  the  Carmen. Every operatic pose retreated into the background and revealed the essence of a woman half demon half driven by physical desires whose blazing intensity reached even the remotest seat in the audience. One had …

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  • Miguel Fleta

    Miguel Fleta

    The short, but brilliant career of the Spanish tenor Miguel Fleta lasted for sixteen years, from his debut in Trieste 1919 until his retirement in 1935. He died three years later at the age of 41 only. With his death, his name escalated to the …

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  • Cesare Siepi

    Cesare Siepi

    Cesare Siepi was born in Milan on February 10th 1923. As he himself repeatedly stated, he was largely self-taught and only for a short time attended the Conservatory of Milan. In 1941 he gave his stage debut in the part of Sparafucile in „Rigoletto“ in …

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  • Joseph Calleja

    Joseph Calleja

    Joseph Calleja was born in Attard, Malta, on 22 January 1978. His first encounter with the tenor voice was when he was only 12 or 13, through Mario Lanza in the film “The Great Caruso”. He joined a choir, started piano lessons and solfeggio, and …

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