Some of the teachers used terms that are unique to them (George Shirley espouses "pneudraulic breathing"), while others, such as Bill Schuman, draw upon methods of Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle
, and other great singers of the past.
The Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University has launched an exhibit and digital collection about Rosa Ponselle
featuring memorabilia from her career on the Metropolitan Opera stage and her opulent Villa Pace estate in Baltimore, where she spent her retirement years.
Around 1950 he invited Rosa Ponselle
, the great Metropolitan Opera soprano, who had retired to Stevenson, Maryland, to attend a rehearsal.
Listening to artists like Rosa Ponselle
, Franco Corelli and Kirsten Flagstad singing pieces like "I get a kick out of you" and "Shenandoah" is a thrill.
My teachers were Zita Fumagalli and Rosa Ponselle
, pillars of 19th century musical tradition.
Part Three--"A Collection of Rare and Original Vocalises" contains vocalizes by Alba, Rosa Ponselle
, Giovanni Battista Rubini, Luigi Lablache, Enrico Delle Sedie, Marietta Brambilla, Adelina Patti, Lilli Lehmann and Clara Kathleen Rogers "Clara Doria."
Its stage has been graced by such legendary figures as Enrico Caruso and Rosa Ponselle
. In the 1930s, it proved that Richard Wagner's music dramas could sell out the house, and such Wagner specialists as Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior virtually took up residence.
Most divas acquire fame and fortune in their "salad days," as evidenced by the careers of Malibran, Patti, Rosa Ponselle
, Callas, and others.
The mythic subjects of Lincoln's personage-based projects range from the early-twentieth-century opera prodigy Rosa Ponselle
to Madame de Pompadour, the gifted mistress of Louis XV.
Eight of the stories here are told from the viewpoint of a child narrator and deal with death ("Mal Hansie," "'n Rystoel met rooi rose"), young love's awakening ("Die rooi granaat"), guilt ("Die laaste pruime," "die vredesduif"), family separation ("Die prinses Ponselle
"), and the pain of love ("Die wind van die see af").
In between you'll sample the imperishable gifts of such greats as Maria Callas and Magda Olivero (both in Tosca) as well as Joan Sutherland, Leontyne Price, Rosa Ponselle
(in her hilarious MGM screen test), Kirsten Flagstad, and Renata Tebaldi, who, with the help of Jussi Bjorling, feasts on Act I of La Boheme (you won't believe how Puccini transforms two unprepossessing middle-aged people into the world's most ardent young lovers).