Monday, June 14, 2010

Podcast Monday Returns

We're back! Yes, after a few week hiatus, Dr. Nic returns with his weekly series of Podcasts. This week's topic:

Famous Turandots on record - Luckily for us, Puccini's opera Turandot premiered in 1926, well after the invention of sound recording. So even though we don't have a recording of excerpts from the opera by the two principals (soprano Rosa Raisa and Miguel Fleta), we do have recordings of some of the sopranos who made history in the role. Let's survey a handful of those sopranos and see if we can get a good sound picture of what Puccini might have expected for the role.

You can download the podcast here, and as always they are free. Enjoy!

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