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  1. Off Topic Pub
    Some of us are focussed on our careers, others forfeit the career for family, etc. Which drives you? Which is the one you re pursuing?
  2. Opera
    In another thread here, I noted a discussion of Jane Eaglen, a singer who I lost track of back in the '90s, only to learn that (apparently) her voice left her. I guess my question is, what are the various reasons why thriving singers either eventually or suddenly lose their voices permanently...
  3. Opera
    I worship Joan and of course she was at her peak in her thirties BUT there are some things I really enjoy in her more mature recordings. She could sing higher, with secure Eb's and E's when she was younger, BUT I like the sound of her D's better when she was later in her career. The vibrato was...
  4. Opera
    Hina Spani (1896-1969): A great and versatile Argentinian Diva The following biographical notes on Spani come from "Andrea's Subito-Cantabile: A Site for Collectors of the Great Singers of the Past" (www.cantabile-subito.de): "Spani's real name was Higinia Tunon. She started to take...
  5. Opera
    From YouTube channel of "dtshu" Giuseppina Cobelli (1898-1948) was the prima donna who, together with Giannina Arangi-Lombardi and Bianca Scacciati, ruled Milan's Teatro alla Scala in the late 1920s and the early 1930s. The dramatic soprano has been little known in the English-speaking world...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    Where is your career? Is it in your city, or do you work in another city?
  7. Conductors & Conducting
    Applicants sought for RNCM's high-flying conductors' scheme The Royal Northern College of Music will be holding the annual auditions for its Junior Fellowship in Conducting Scheme in February 2011. The RNCM scheme is widely regarded as the UK's finest programme for conductors. The benefits...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I've been studying piano since I was four and am currently in grad school. I'd like to connect with other pianists and musicians discuss your inspiration, career path, and perhaps the meaning of life. If anybody has words of wisdom, advice, or would like to guide one in a direction of...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    For a few years now, I've been an aspiring music librarian. I love the idea of it, and I have the drive to go through with it. Studying for it will be a great experience -- I'd learn many things, including another language. I've not begun my studies yet as I need to get my RL sorted out, raise...
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