Biographies


  • Roberto Alagna

    Roberto Alagna

    French tenor Roberto Alagna has for long belonged to the most coveted opera singers world wide and has been widely recognized as the most important tenor in the last decade of the 20th century. French with Sicilian origins, Roberto Alagna was born in Paris (Clichy-sous-Bois) …

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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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