In this blog I will be sharing extracts from some historic opera performances from the great opera houses of the world such the Met, Covent Garden, Bayreuth, La Scala, and the Teatro Colon. I do not intend to post complete performances that are currently available on CD, or might be published in the future. All performances will be out of copyright in the EU (i.e. more than 50 years old). Since the sound quality is often extremely variable (another reason why these will never otherwise be issued) I will be posting mp3 files not flac.
With those caveats in mind, I hope that you will enjoy hearing some of the great singers of the 1930s, 1940s and the 1950s in some of their signature roles live on stage.