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The Greatest Opera Arias

Do you have a favorite opera aria? From La Scala to Glyndebourne, from Verdi to Tchaikovsky, from Callas to Pavarotti, here are some top interpretations...

What is a countertenor?

It's a feast in falsetto... from Farinelli and the Pope, to King's College Choir and Benjamin Britten, the cult of the countertenor is just beginning...

Scandals at La Scala

La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, is one of the most cut-throat and coveted stages for singers around the world. This is the home of classical music at its most scandalous...

This Week in Music History: Montserrat Caballé is born (1933)

Freddie Mercury described Monserrat Caballé's voice as “the best in the world.” Caballé was a born diva, and in 1964, became an instant star...

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Carmen (1875)

The debut of Bizet's incendiary femme fatale who, for all her fatal attraction, couldn't win over her first audience...

Love gone wrong: horrifying tales from classical music

Anyone who's familiar with the operatic stage knows that most love stories don't end with the perfect pair riding off into the sunset...