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recent soprano 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 interpretation of

female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,

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 features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings

female vocals, music, opera, popular, singing, soprano, video,

Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore

Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). A live music recording of Mozart, featuring choral harmony and soloists. Soprano and mezzosoprano female vocalists; Tenor and bass (male). Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: II. Confitebor (Psalm 111). • Santal Santon-Jeffery: soprano • Marianne Crebassa: mezzosoprano • Julian Behr:

choral, female vocals, harmony, Mozart, music, singing, soprano, video,

Carolyn Sampson - Bach "Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht"

Soprano Carolyn Sampson sings Bach. A live version would have been even better ... I'll see what I can do. Music video and photos of Carolyn Sampson and other sopranos / female vocalists are listed under music (generally) and female vocalists (specifically). Any suggestions ... please leave a comment.  BR Orch. & Chor & Andrea Marcon Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the BR under the direction

Bach, Carolyn Sampson, female vocals, music, photos, singing, soprano, spirit, video,

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:

Anna Netrebko, baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,

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 by reminiscences of friends who knew her well, and wrote

biography, books, dreams, female vocals, Maria Callas, opera, singing, soprano,

Maria Callas A Musical Biography

by Robert Levine. A biography of Maria Callas, operatic soprano with over 100 black and white photos and 240 pages. "Her voice was controversial; there were those who had negative visceral reactions to it, finding it ugly and weird. Millions of others worshiped it - and her. Listening to her now, more than 30 years after her early death at 54, there is no real argument: listen for

biography, books, Maria Callas, music, photos, singing, soprano,

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 and genius... She said many times "It is not enough

CDs, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, singing, soprano,

Anna Netrebko - Pergolesi Stabat Mater

2 CD set released in July 2010,  Antonio Pappano - conductor Anna Netrebko and Marianna Pizzolato Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Description: For her concerts in July 2010, Anna Netrebko chose to take a risk. Rather than stick to the tried-and-tested route of Russian repertoire (her Iolanta in Baden-Baden in 2009 received dazzling reviews) or recitals of opera

Anna Netrebko, female vocals, Maria Pizzolato, music, singing, soprano, spirit,

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 made her debute in 1950 with Verdi's "

biography, books, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, singing, soprano,

Carolyn Sampson I know that my Redeemer liveth

Discovered today on BBC Radio 3. "I know that my redeemer liveth" is taken from the book of Job (and Corinthians). I can imagine Job saying, thanks for the camels and sheep, your Majesty - but it's only worldly wealth. I'd rather have a voice like Carolyn Sampson ... maybe an octave lower, on account of having a beard :)     Lyrics I know that my Redeemer liveth,  and that he shall stand

Carolyn Sampson, featured, female vocals, lyrics, music, singing, soprano, video,

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, eletta Fra le spose e le vergini sei tu, Sia benedetto il frutto, o

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


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