Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Voices That Have Gone, Part 10: Farewell to the Black Callas

Another sad loss for opera:  the death of the great African-American soprano Shirley Verrett, with whom my beloved voice teacher Barbara Conrad sang in the 1970s and 1980s.  R.I.P.

Here is a stunning performance by Madame Verrett of the "Liebestod" form Tristan und Isolde.

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