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Doubt that the dancing stars shine doubt even that the sun is bright, and that on the damp earth flowers grow; doubt tears, doubt smiling, and doubt that there are angels in paradise, but believe in love. Franco Faccio (Amleto, 1865) What is...
Her big voice graces a new Wagner recording as Lisa Gasteen heads home to sing 'Salome'. When she was little, says Wagnerian diva Lisa Gasteen, her family called her "the peacock baby". A few of those famous operatic throat muscles come into play...
"It's impossible to be too romantic' Barker said ... '[Puccini's] music is romantic, dramatic and as a performer it's fantastic music to sing ... I love all of that passion and drama.' Barker ... has come to be known as an expert in the Puccini...
Cheryl Barker has sung Cio-Cio-San in so many productions, it is virtually the strikingly beautiful Australian soprano's calling card. Puccini is the core of her repertoire, which will be extended when she sings her first Tosca for English National...
It's an ill wind that blows no one some good. Or in this case, an ill blizzard. An early snow storm in New York and an airport shuttle mix-up meant that Cheryl Barker got to tackle The Weekend Australian Financial Review's questions before her...
Today one of the projects closest to Tourniaire's heart is that of resuscitating neglected and sometimes forgotten pieces of music. He has conducted the world-premiere recordings of Saint-Saëns' Hélène and Nuit Persane with the Australian company...
JF: Richard Bonynge , our first guest. World class conductor, worked with some of the finest musicians, singers, orchestras and operas around the world. Visiting Melbourne to promote a new CD that's just been produced - I'll give you the details...
The elegant ballads and marching songs of Peter Dawson recall another time when England was an empire and family musical evenings were held in Camberwell homes. The charm of his music is not only nostalgic, though that is its most obvious delight....
Peter Dawson, the Australian baritone who at his peak was as well known as Nellie Melba, made the first of his 2000 records in 1903 or 1904. He said that at the time the gramophone was "an instrument of torture", excruciating for the recording...