Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A significant passing

Lisa della Casa, the greatest of Strauss sopranos, died yesterday at the age of 93.

The appreciation I wrote for her 90th birthday has my thoughts, though the documentary video linked therein has now (sadly) been pulled from YouTube.

For those of you reading on a non-Firefox HTML5 browser, a bit of Der Rosenkavalier:

And, less well-known but in line with tonight's show at the Met, Donna Anna's arias from Don Giovanni (in German):


  1. Galina Vishnevskaya died today at the age of 89

  2. Yes, I saw that too. I have little to offer on Vishnevskaya's passing, though I welcome any thoughts or memories here.


Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.