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I was exposed to classical music at a very early age, & became an aficionado right away.

My earliest awareness came from some 78 rpm records in my mother’s collection. 3,409 more words


Antonio Paoli (1871-1946)

Today marks the anniversary of the death of opera singer Antonio Paoli (born April 14, 1871 in Ponce, Puerto Rico–August 24, 1946 in San Juan, Puerto Rico)—the Puerto Rican tenor, known as “The King of Tenors.” He is considered to be the first Puerto Rican to reach international fame in the musical arts. 473 more words


August 2 ~ Today in Music History

• 1891 ~ Sir Arthur Bliss, British composer
Read quotes by and about Bliss

• 1900 ~ Helen Morgan (Riggins), Pop Singer

• 1905 ~ Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer… 572 more words


July 11 ~ Today in Music History

• 1768 ~ Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, Composer, died at the age of 66

• 1781 ~ Adolph Carl Kunzen, Composer, died at the age of 60… 535 more words



BARITONE ROBERT Merrill must have been a hoot as well as a Metropolitan Opera stalwart from 1945 to 1976. Well, there was the time in 1951 when the Met’s high-toned impresario Sir Rudolf Bing got ticked off when Merrill played Bill Merridew in the musical comedy flick, … 613 more words

And Furthermore...

considerable intelligence

“I am asked to hear many who have voices with promise of beauty, but who have obviously not the intelligence necessary to take up a career, for it does require considerable intelligence to succeed in opera, in spite of opinions to the contrary expressed by many.” 10 more words


El Interpretante: El Talento

Mexico City, Mexico.

Jorge Hernandez Antonio Barba / @Metalfka

Mi padre era Marciale Sisca, editor de la FOLLIA DE N.Y.
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El Interpretante