Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
The Beautiful Shirley Verrett
It has been said that singers are a dime a dozen. But great singers? Not so much.
Mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett was one of the greats. She eventually transitioned into soprano roles, transforming the rich depths of her voice into a velvety, caramel-hued spinto of power and grace.
Above, Verrett sings the aria “Vissi d’arte” in the title role in a 1978 Metropolitan Opera production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.