Posts tagged as "opera"

Joan Sutherland on curating 'My Favourites'

October 9, 2020

When I was asked to choose a disc of my own favourite recordings I thought ‘What a good idea!’. In actual fact, it has become a torment as I have far too many favourites! I have ended up with a few pieces which have been part of my life and given me intense pleasure – […]

Remembering Suzanne Danco

July 23, 2020

Suzanne Danco’s recorded legacy is perhaps smaller than one might have wished, but we are nevertheless fortunate to be able to enjoy her rare talent in its many aspects, from the great soprano roles of Mozart to the delights of French song and opera.

Anita Cerquetti

April 18, 2019

Anita Cerquetti’s career was regrettably cut short in 1961; she withdrew temporarily, so she thought, for personal reasons but never returned to the scenes of her triumphs because the effort to regain her former eminence proved too great. She abandoned her career just when she had established herself alongside the slightly older Callas (Cerquetti’s idol) […]

Teresa Berganza

March 16, 2018

Acclaimed by Herbert von Karajan, no less, as ‘the Carmen of the century’, Teresa Berganza was a singer who defied easy categorization.