Category Archives: Opera

Riccardo Stracciari “Barcarolle From La Gioconda” 1921

“Barcarolle From La Gioconda” Riccardo Stracciari, vocal November 1, 1921 (Columbia 79636) Bacarolle From La Gioconda   It has been awhile since I have featured any grand opera recordings.   To remedy that, here is Italian baritone Riccardo Stracciari performing the barcarolle … Continue reading

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Frieda Hempel & Hermann Jadlowker – 1911

  Traviata “So hold so reizend” Frieda Hempel and Herm. Jadlowker 1911 (Odeon LX 99904 mx XB5182) Traviata 1 Akt So hold so reizend Traviata “Jetz, mein Alfred, gehn wir” Frieda Hempel and Herm. Jadlowker 1911 (Odeon LX 99903 mx … Continue reading

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Nellie Melba – “Lucia – Mad Scene” – 1910

“Lucia – Mad Scene” Nellie Melba 1910 (Victor 88071) Lucia Mad Scene Here is a selection from  Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835 opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Nellie Melba recorded the Mad Scene on three occasions.   The first was in 1904 in England for … Continue reading

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Magda Olivero – Italy 1940

Boheme “Mi chiamano Mimi” Magda Olivero, soprano 1940 (Cetra BB 25053 mx 70453) Boheme Mii chiamano Mimi – Magda Oliveromap :: {skin:’black’, animate:true, width:’200′, volume:0.6, autoplay:false, loop:false, showVolumeLevel:true, showTime:true, showRew:true, downloadable:false, downloadablesecurity:false, id3: false} Tosca “Vissi d’arte vissi d’amore” Magda … Continue reading

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1930s Film Star And Vocialist Marta Eggerth’s 100th Birthday

April 17th is the 100th birthday of 1930s film star and vocalist Marta Eggerth.    She is still with us – and still singing.   The Washington Post has a nice article about the occasion. Here are a few Marta Eggerth YouTube … Continue reading

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Lucette Korsoff

  “Il Bacio” Mlle. Korsoff of the Opera Comique, Paris 1906 (Victor 52723) Lucette Korsoff was an internationally famous soprano during the first two decades of the 20th century.  “Il Bacio” (“The Kiss”) was composed by the Italian violinist and … Continue reading

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“Tales Of Hoffmann – Doll Song”

  “Tales Of Hoffmann – Doll Song” Mabel Garrison, vocal 1916 (Victor 74482)   Here is a record I have owned since I was a child – it was one of my very first opera 78 rpms and is, to … Continue reading

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