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  1. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Not long ago I learned that Richard Strauss made an arrangement of Mozart's Idomeneo. Now I learn that he made one of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride as well. What's more, there is a recording of it with Monserrat Caballe made in 1961. Now that would be interesting to hear. Alas, it seems to be on...
  2. Opera
    If you are unfamiliar with these two versions get ready to be seriously impressed with each in differing ways. Mas introduced me to Caballe's version and it gave birth to this contest. I prefer a more exciting version of this aria, but Caballe's ethereally dreamy version is jaw-dropping in it's...
  3. Opera
    I don't ever remember anyone trying to classify Caballe's voice in my reading over the years. She sang most of the big coloratura roles Sutherland and Callas sang and did so very well, despite having just a so so trill. Her L'Orange Norma is by far one of the finest ever recorded. She even had a...
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