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David Bruce: Opera Anecdotes โ€” Husbands and Wives, and Wives and Wives

Husbands and Wives, and Wives and Wives

โ€ขย In 1997, Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton, both opera singers and both lesbians, performed together in Verdiโ€™s… 879 more words



22 July 1966

Buona giorno, bella,

I must tell you about the opera, ‘Aida’. It was simply magnificent. The scenery was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like this before with my own eyes. 299 more words


(unoperatic squeals)

— my entire timeline this morning was 90% this and it was glorious. 133 more words


2019 Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy: Day 1

And it has finally begun, that is, the fifth edition of Maestro Muti’s Italian Opera Academy! In case you don’t know, this incredibly cool project of Maestro Muti’s aims to spread the experiences that Maestro Muti has gained from his illustrious career, with regards to the meticulous, careful, and extensive preparation that is required to really bring an entire operatic interpretation to fruition. 622 more words


David Bruce: Opera Anecdotes โ€” Friends and Humility


โ€ขย This anecdote may not be true, but it is a good one. One day, tenors John McCormack and Enrico Caruso met on the street. 426 more words