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Opera

Classical music meets theatre and song.



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female vocals,   singing ,   music lessons.



recent Opera posts


Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias

Soprano Danielle de Niese singing Handel and brief interview. Soprano Danielle de Niese showcases her Decca debut album ‘Handel Arias’ in this exclusive video performance and interview. Danielle de Niese singing one of my favourite operatic songs Danielle de Niese sings “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Handel’s Rinaldo.  Compare to, or just plain enjoy, another sopranos … Continue reading Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias The post Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias appeared first on pjf.

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female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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Soprano Joyce DiDonato – War and Peace project

The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was ‘educated’ about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is … the program is still available on catch-up for a month. The program … Continue reading Soprano Joyce DiDonato – War and Peace project The post Soprano Joyce DiDonato – War and Peace project appeared first on pjf.

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female vocals, music, opera, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Video with the vocal score, for fans of Handel 🙂 Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene  It’s a treat to have a bass solo by Dmitri Hvorostovsky 🙂 and more>  Netrebko and Hvorostovsky Live from Red Square, Moscow Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky in Moscow: The post Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene Dmitri Hvorostovsky appeared first on pjf.

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Anna Netrebko, baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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The Best of Italian Opera

Fair condition vinyl LP, but the LP sleeve shows its age … 1. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo, libiamo 2. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile 3. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fà 4. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina 5. Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier maldé Caro nome 6. Il … Continue reading The Best of Italian Opera The post The Best of Italian Opera appeared first on pjf.

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classical music, Italy, music, opera, vinyl LPs,
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Young Maria Callas Bruno Tosi

A biography of Maria Callas’ early life. Bruno Tosi is president of the Maria Callas International Association. This is an extraordinary journey through the life of La Divina, an account of Maria Callas‘ early years. The heart of the book is her unpublished diary which is full of a young woman’s dreams. It is complemented … Continue reading Young Maria Callas Bruno Tosi The post Young Maria Callas Bruno Tosi appeared first on pjf.

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biography, books, dreams, female vocals, Maria Callas, opera, singing, soprano,
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The Very Best of Maria Callas CD

Full title : The Very Best of Maria Callas [Original recording remastered] At $7.99 (less than half price) at Amazon, this CD is such a bargain for opera lovers. Typical review: There has never, ever been a singer, whether popular or classical, who can even begin to approach the profound depths of Callas’ musical consciousness … Continue reading The Very Best of Maria Callas CD The post The Very Best of Maria Callas CD appeared first on pjf.

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CDs, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, singing, soprano,
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Maria Callas: The Scala Years

A biography of Maria Callas covering her time with La Scala opera, by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.  Imprint: Umberto Allemandi & Co; 160 pages with 94 black and white photos and 48 in colour. ISBN 10: 8842215600 Publisher: Umberto Allemandi & Co Publication Date: 15/02/2008  Maria Callas (1923-1977) sang on the stage of La Scala for thirteen years. She … Continue reading Maria Callas: The Scala Years The post Maria Callas: The Scala Years appeared first on pjf.

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biography, books, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, singing, soprano,
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Judith Weir – composer

I’ve been fascinated by Judith’s work since first hearing about her on Radio 3. Today’s press says she is to become the next master of Queen’s music though she might prefer Mistress to Master. It is the musical equivalent of the Poet Laureate. It is pleasing to see a woman gaining such a prestigious post, though … Continue reading Judith Weir – composer The post Judith Weir – composer appeared first on pjf.

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contemporary composers, flute, gardens, Judith Weir, music, opera, piano, solar, video,
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Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria

Irreplaceable classical music soprano Maria Callas sings Ave Maria from Otello. Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria video opera by Verdi, (1887). I bet Lord D’s ancestors were present … Ave Maria is sung by Desdemona, Otello’s wife, in act 4. lyrics Ave Maria, Desdemona’s aria from Otello Ave Maria, piena di grazia, elettaFra le … Continue reading Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria The post Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria appeared first on pjf.

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classical music, lyrics, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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