Not over until the fat lady sings? Sometimes she never stops, whether she happens to be fat or not. Or even a lady.
Classicalite contributing editor James Inverne states his case, with videos, for the five best Carlo Bergonzi recordings.
James Inverne remembers Carlo Bergonzi--the tenor who may have been, in some ways, the greatest of them all.
With the death of Carlo Bergonzi, famed Verdi tenor, earlier this week, many singers have come forward to express both their condolences and stories of his influence on their own voices. One such remembrance comes care of Classicalite favorite Placido Domingo.
From an era when Italianate (and indeed, Italian) tenors were in more plentiful supply, Renato Cioni has passed away at the age of 84. He was also one of the last links to the age of Maria Callas, as one of her last Cavaradossis in Puccini's Tosca
It's Verdi year, in case you hadn't noticed from all the people in the opera world rushing around shouting, "It's Verdi year!" Well, I am, but then I'm a die-hard Verdi nut. So. In honor of the big 2013 Verdi anniversary...