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// on December 2015
100 years and 1 day to the day that the legendary soprano Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was born, Thomas Hampson and Jon Tolansky recorded this centenary tribute to her...
In February 2009, Spanish soprano Monserrat Caballé made a special appearance in Chicago where, at the age of 75, she gave a concert of opera, song and zarazuela selections, and just before the event she recorded a telephone conversation with Jon Tolansky for WFMT...
"...[Benjamin Britten] put his arms my neck...he said, 'Peter, I finally found my Billy Budd!'" ~ Peter Glossop...
"Through the character, you give the truth--but you are controlling...in singing, if you don't control, you get completely lost..." ~ Renata Scotto...
"There are two different worlds...there is the world where the drama plays: opera, where one becomes another person...in a concert, there should not be this [wall] which separates the singer from the public..." ~ Lotte Lehmann...
"Singing for me is to communicate...it's not to make a show of high notes...[you have to] convey the drama..." ~ Giuseppe Di Stefano...