Monthly Archives: October 2013

Verdi vs Wagner part 7, Great Basses: Ferruccio Furlanetto!

Verdi vs Wagner part 7: Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now we are going to make a tribute to one of the greatest Italian basses of our time, Ferruccio Furlanetto!       Ferrucio Furlanetto is one of the best operatic … Continue reading

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Verdi vs Wagner part 6, greatest Wagnerians: Jessye Norman!

Verdi vs Wagner part 5: Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now it’s the turn to talk about one of the greatest singers of history of the opera, and one of my all time personal favorites, Jessye Norman!       In … Continue reading

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Verdi vs Wagner part 5, great Tenors: Jonas Kaufmann!

Verdi vs Wagner part 5: Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now it’s the turn to talk about of one of the greatest Tenors of both the Wagnerian and Verdinian repertoire, Jonas Kaufmann!       Not many opera singers can perform … Continue reading

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Verdi vs Wagner part 4, Great Baritones and Basses: James Morris!

Verdi vs Wagner part4: Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now we are going to make a tribute to one of the greatest Baritone-basses of our time,  in both Wagnerian and Verdinian repertoire, James Morris! James Morris is one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Sydney Opera House!

2013 is a wonderful year for music and opera! We not only celebrate Verdi and Wagner’s bicentennial, Britten’s centennial, the 100 years of the premier of Stravinski’s “Le Sacre du Printemps”, the 200 years of the premier of Beethoven’s 7th … Continue reading

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Wagner vs Verdi Part 3, Great Sopranos of Wagner’s operas: Hildegard Behrens!

Wagner vs Verdi Part 3: Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now we are going to remember one of the greatest German sopranos of the Wagnerian repertoire, Hildegard Behrens (1937-2009).   Hildegard Behrens,                                                                                                                                        “The Brünnhilde” of our time.   Hildegard Behrens … Continue reading

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Verdi vs Wagner part 2: Great Baritones of Verdi’s operas: Leo Nucci!

Verdi 200. Wagner 200. Now  we are going to remember the greatest Baritones of both Verdi and Wagner’s operas! From the Greek βαρύτονος (barýtonos), meaning deep-heavy-sounding, the voice of a Baritone (along with the Bass) are my all time favorite … Continue reading

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