I wrote about Tchaikovsky’s Evgeniy Onegin opera already, so today I am going to focus on my favorite arias from the opera. I must start with the Letter Scene: Here is Lensky’s aria “Kuda, Kuda”: Gremin’s aria:
Norma premiered in La Scala (the Mecca of opera in Millan Italy) in 1831. Casta Diva is one of the most challenging arias ever written for soprano. During the rehearsals before the premier Italian soprano Giuditta Pasta ..