All posts tagged: opera

Sublime soprano Gheorghiu

Despite certain vocal mannerisms, which has not made her a favourite among the purists, and despite a reputation for being a conceited, demanding and difficult diva, Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu (Adjud, Romania, 1965) remains one of my favourite female voices. The plaintive character of her voice, so suited to Puccini, is mesmerising and a trait, I wonder, of Romanian […]

Calleja: The Maltese Tenor

“I just want to sing as beautifully as possible” Joseph Calleja’s third recital disc for Decca Classics, The Maltese Tenor, was launched in Germany on 20 May 2011, followed by Italy on the 24th. It has been nearly six years since Calleja recorded his last recital album, The Golden Voice (Decca, 2005). The voice is […]