We begin a week log celebration of Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997) in honor of his 100th birthday.
Joyce DiDonato answers questions about opera from the students at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Tulsa, OK.
What political story would make the best opera? Vietnam? JFK? The 2000 elections?
A hoot, or several hoots from the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.
Enrico Caruso died ninety years ago this week. Here’s a small appreciation, including one of his first recordings.
Remembering the American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) as we prepare for the fourth of July weekend.
This Saturday, Classical 101′s Serenata and Saturday on Stage remember opera star Shirley Verrett (1931-2010).
Serenata, a weekly program of thirty minutes with the art song, returns to Classical 101 on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m. The program runs every Saturday through November.
Zheng Cao, a Chinese born mezzo-soprano was diagnosed with lung cancer a number of years ago and was literally sent home to die. She didn’t. Hear about her career and her story of survival.