For Star Singers, a Worthy Partner

The Power of a Russian Birthright

DiDonatoís Secret Ingredient

William Byrd. Laudibus in sanctis.

William Byrdís affinity for the Latin motet found various outlets.

Cecilia Bartoli, Salle Pleyel, Paris

ëTristaní Gains a Star, Loses a Soprano

True to Wagnerís Vision

HANSON: Merry Mount

A frequent complaint about contemporary operas — or most any after Puccini’s Turandot — is the lack of that memorable lyricism found in the standard repertory.

Verdi: La Forza del Destino

From a relatively obscure label — Osteria — comes this 1962 live recording of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, featuring a relatively obscure soprano, GrÈ Brouwenstijn.

Classics for Pleasure opera highlights: Puccini

With single CD versions of full-length operas, isn’t the term “highlights” presumptuous?