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The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

- August 23, 2017 in opera, victor records

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illustrated tome detailing every operatic record released by Victor records.

The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

- August 23, 2017 in opera, victor records

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illustrated tome detailing every operatic record released by Victor records.

The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

- August 23, 2017 in opera, victor records

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illustrated tome detailing every operatic record released by Victor records.

Francesco Tamagno sings Verdi’s Otello, Death Scene (1903)

- February 9, 2017 in death, death scene, Francesco Tamagno, menlo park, Niun Mi Tema, opera, otello, othello, recording, shakespeare, tenor, verdi

Two years after Verdi's death and two years before his own, the great Francesco Tamagno sings the death scene of Othello, Niun Mi Tema.

Francesco Tamagno sings Verdi’s Otello, Death Scene (1903)

- February 9, 2017 in death, death scene, Francesco Tamagno, menlo park, Niun Mi Tema, opera, otello, othello, recording, shakespeare, tenor, verdi

Two years after Verdi's death and two years before his own, the great Francesco Tamagno sings the death scene of Othello, Niun Mi Tema.

Finnish Opera Singer Eino Rautavaara (1905–9)

- October 4, 2016 in finland, finnish opera, opera

Recordings made between 1905 and 1909 by Finnish opera singer Eino Rautavaara (1879–1939)

Finnish Opera Singer Eino Rautavaara (1905–9)

- October 4, 2016 in finland, finnish opera, opera

Recordings made between 1905 and 1909 by Finnish opera singer Eino Rautavaara (1879–1939)

Finnish Opera Singer Eino Rautavaara (1905–9)

- October 4, 2016 in finland, finnish opera, opera

Recordings made between 1905 and 1909 by Finnish opera singer Eino Rautavaara (1879–1939)

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

- May 24, 2016 in ballet, carte de visite, collage, legs, mosaic, opera, theatre

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite.

The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

- May 24, 2016 in ballet, carte de visite, collage, legs, mosaic, opera, theatre

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite.