• Harry Secombe

    Harry Secombe

    Music played a big part in Harry Secombe’s life, from his childhood in Swansea when he was a choirboy at St Stephen’s, Danygraig, although he never had a singing lesson until 1952. He got his first break during the war, taking part in many concert …

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  • Giuseppe Campora

    Giuseppe Campora

    Giuseppe Campora excelled in the lyrical Italian repertory during the 50’s and performed frequently at the Met, where he became one of Rudolf Bing’s preferred voices. Born in Tortona, Italy, on 30 September 1923, tenor Giuseppe Campora made his professional operatic debut when stepping in …

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  • Callas Traviata

    Best Recordings of La Traviata

    La Traviata was, according to Operabase,  the most performed opera worldwide in the 2015-2016 and 2013-2014 seasons. Why is it so popular? Well, there are many reasons for this. The characters in La Traviata might seem somewhat antiquated, but are they actually? No, their story and …

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    Best Recording of Die tote Stadt

    There are certain operas that I adore that simply don’t have a common place in the repertory. Often times with these operas there is only one good recording of the opera (if there’s even one) that I can recommend as a means to try to …

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  • Soprano Angel Joy Blue is Liu in San Diego Opera's TURANDOT

    Sitting down with Angel Joy Blue

    Soprano Angel Joy Blue is singing the role of the young slave girl Liù in the San Diego Opera production of Turandot on February 24 and 27, and March 2 and 4, 2018. Lise Lindstrom sings the title role of Turandot and Carl Tanner sings …

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