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SOUTH AFRICAN SITES

Black Tie Ensemble
The preservation of the traditions of opera and classical singing and creation of a conduit for gifted singers of diverse cultures to attain their goals and to nurture and develop their talents, as well as to offer talented artists with no formal training the opportunity to further their studies and to gain performance experience. Job creation for graduated singers is still the main reason for the creation of this project.
Webmaster: 2dzign.com

Cape Town Opera
Cape Town Opera is committed to the continued performance and development of opera, operetta and musical theatre in South Africa, striving for the optimal employment and development of the required artists from all our communities.
Webmaster: Hazel Wickham

Five Seasons Music
Five Seasons Music Agency provides the entertainment, production and special events industries of South Africa with the top professional performing musicians resident in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape. We represent SA's hottest superstars and bands, as well as musicians in various musical genres - from Classical to African; big band Jazz to Electro-World! We provide musicians and musical coordination for all types of events - corporate shows / functions, conferences / expos, music festivals / spectaculars, films and commercials, weddings and private functions; taking place in South Africa and abroad.
Webmaster: Carina Bruwer

Peak Performances
We have been providing high quality music and entertainment to the national and international market since 1996. We are a link between the client and the artists and have developed a reputation in the industry as being dedicated and representative of the performing arts in South Africa, while not only fulfilling our client's interests and requirements, but surpasing their expectations.
Webmaster: Suzanne Allderman

Performing Musical Arts Association
The PMAA is an audience-based association aimed at encouraging the public to attend concerts in South Africa.
Webmaster: ?

Spier Arts
The Africa Centre has recently taken responsibility for what was previously known as the Spier Arts Summer Season – a four-month performing arts festival. The Summer Season, for the past 11 years, has produced a diverse offering of dance, theatre and music. The Africa Centre seeks to:
- Become a major international organization which celebrates both the visual and performance heritage of Africa;
- Formulate innovative models to present, debate and encourage the production of art;
- Explore the space and design of cultural encounter;
- Provide broad access to the creative work, ideas of historic and contemporary African artists;
- Be a place where communities throughout the continent can explore their heritage and histories, and
- Re-examine the role, identity, transience, creation, performance and curation of art.
Webmaster: ?


OTHER COUNTRIES

Czech Opera Singers
This site presents some of the great Czech opera singers.  No English, but very much worth a visit.
Webmaster: ?

Dutch Divas
This website covers a period of one hundred years of Dutch art of singing. With biographies, lists of recordings, CDs and photos of Dutch opera and concert singers.
Webmaster: J.M. Lindeijer

Great Russian Voices
These pages present some of the great opera singers of the former Soviet Union.
Webmaster: Victor Han

Opera from Bulgaria
The Audio Encyclopedia project is an attempt to capture our audio heritage so it will be accessible to individuals, schools and libraries. The volumes on Bulgarian opera are the most extensive coverage so far of a single culture's involvement and serve as a model for the goal the Encyclopedia seeks. Our purpose in the project is to present an overview of the singers and operatic life in Bulgaria rather than an in-depth study. Anyone interested in more detailed information on a particular singer or subject presented here is encouraged to research more thoroughly. Meanwhile, we hope that these volumes of the Audio Encyclopedia will both convey insight into the rich development of opera in Bulgaria and incentive to research the artists and music of the country. This entire project could not have been possible without the enthusiastic partnership of Bulgarian National Radio.
Webmaster: Mike Richter


GENERAL

All About Opera
Our goal is to provide lots of relevant information about operas and composers that is easily accessible and loads fast..This site currently contains information on 500+ composers and 1325+ operas. This site provides links from each composer and opera to external web pages of interest.
Webmaster: ?

Andante
Andante is a new type of classical music venture. Its aim is to document and preserve the world's recorded classical musical heritage and to become the definitive online resource for information about classical music and opera.
Webmaster: ?

Aria Database
The Aria Database is a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias. Designed for singers and non-singers alike, the Database includes translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
Webmaster: Robert Glaubitz

Bach Cantatas Website
The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works. The BCW contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics. The BCW also contains texts and translations, scores, music examples, articles and interviews, and over 4,000 short biographies of performers of Bach's vocal works (singers, conductors, vocal and instrumental groups) and players of his keyboard works. There are also other relevant resources such as the Lutheran church
year, database of chorale texts & melodies and their authors, detailed discographies of Bach's solo keyboard works and their performers, reviews and discussions of Bach’s non-vocal works and books about Bach, terms and abbreviations, schedule of concerts of Bach's vocal works, guide to Bach tour, thousands of links to other relevant resources. The BCW is an international collective project, being compiled from various postings about the subject, most of which have been sent to the Bach Mailing Lists.
Webmaster: Aryeh Oron

Black Music Directory
BlackRefer.com invites all peoples to join our celebration of these wonderful black sites. On this page you will gain knowledge about black opera singers, black classical music, search and find your favorite black opera singer, african american classical music singer on BlackRefer.com.
Webmaster: ?

Cantabile-Subito
A site for collectors of great singers of the past. More than 1500 singers from my ‘historical’ vocal record collection are listed. I gradually provide information about my favourite singers including biographical notes, pictures from my collection, discographies, comments to their recordings, and MP3 audio files.
Webmaster: Andrea Suhm-Binder

Historical Tenors
This web site is dedicated mainly to tenors. It provides information such as discographies, repertories, short biographies, sound files, recollections of performances I attended, and links to other sites. Tenors are listed by linguistic and/or geographical affiliations (Italian, Spanish, French, etc...).
Webmaster: Francois Nouvion

Karen Mercedes' Favourite Singers
This site contains an extensive list of singers with links to related web pages and sound files.
Webmaster: Karen Mercedes

Libretto Index by H. Weber
This is an index of known libretto pages, arranged by composer and name of the opera. In some cases also texts of other vocal pieces are included. Most of the libretti are in HTML ore simple ASCII text format, but some are PDF files or MS Word documents.
Webmaster: H. Weber

Mike Richter's Weekly Opera Page
Every week this site presents a new opera related page with downloadable sound and video clips.  Not to be missed!
Webmaster: Mike Richter

Online Opera Scores
Selected opera scores chosen from the Cook Music Library's holdings  /  Scores are in the public domain  /  Available from anywhere  /  Designed to be viewed on a 17-inch monitor with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768  /  Designed primarily for online display, not for printing.
Webmaster: Professor George J. Buelow

Photographs from the J. Warren Perry Collection: Vocalists
The major part of the J. Warren Perry collection is devoted to vocalists. There are more than 1400 photographs of singers in the collection, ranging from the most famous to those now forgotten by all but opera cognoscenti. Many of the images are publicity still shots from opera productions showing the vocalists in full costume and make-up.
Webmaster: ?

Sandy's Opera Gallery
Countless photos of opera singers.
Webmaster: Sandy Steiglitz

The Basses Site
Not to be missed  -  everything you want to know about bass opera singers.
Webmaster: ?

The Legacy of the Diva
An introduction to the classical singer's vast legacy through recordings and live performances
Webmaster: Nicholas E. Limansky


FORUMS AND BLOGS

Opera Freaks
A forum about opera general, allowing you to view multiple opera general posts. Post your opera general comments.
Webmaster: Andy Smith


A SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL STARS
~ If your favourite star is not listed, just drop me line ~

Roberto Alagna    Licia Albanese    Roberta Alexander    Thomas Allen    Luigi Alva    Marcelo Álvarez    Elly Ameling    June Anderson    Marian Anderson (1)    Marian Anderson (2)    Anna Caterina Antonacci    Giacomo Aragall    Francisco Araiza    Irina Arkhipova    Martina Arroyo    Arleen Auger    Janet Baker    Agnes Baltsa    Juliane Banse    Olaf Bär    Fedora Barbieri    Josephine Barstow    Cecilia Bartoli    Mattia Battistini    Kathleen Battle    Hildegard Behrens    Gabriela Beňačková    Teresa Berganza    Erna Berger    Carlo Bergonzi    Pierre Bernac    Walter Berry    Jussi Björling    Judith Blegen    Stephanie Blythe    Franco Bonisolli    Barbara Bonney    Olga Borodina    Ian Bostridge    Christine Brandes    Karin Branzell    Christine Brewer    Gré Brouwenstijn    Renato Bruson    Grace Bumbry    Montserrat Caballé    Maria Callas (1)    Maria Callas (2)    Joseph Calleja    Piero Cappuccilli    José Carreras    Enrico Caruso    Maria Cebotari    Anita Cerquetti    Feodor Chaliapin    Boris Christoff    Patrizia Ciofi    Franco Corelli    Fernando Corena    Fiorenza Cossotto    Ileana Cotrubas    Régine Crespin    Richard Crooks    Hugues Cuénod    José Cura    Toti Dal Monte    David Daniels    Ildebrando D'Arcangelo    Lisa della Casa    Mario del Monaco    Victoria de los Angeles    Giuseppe de Luca    Anton de Ridder    Anton Dermota    Helga Dernesch    Natalie Dessay    Emmy Destinn    Cristina Deutekom    Mariella Devia    Joyce DiDonato    Enrico di Giuseppe    Ghena Dimitrova    Giuseppe di Stefano    Zara Dolukhanova    Plácido Domingo    Helen Donath    Jane Eaglen    Rosalind Elias    Cloe Elmo    Karl Erb    Simon Estes    Geraint Evans    Maria Ewing    Geraldine Farrar    Eileen Farrell    Brigitte Fassbaender    Kathleen Ferrier    Gerald Finley    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau    Kirsten Flagstad    Renée Fleming    Juan Diego Flórez    Bruce Ford    Mirella Freni    Gottlob Frick    Elizabeth Futral    Amelita Galli-Curci    Elīna Garanča    Nicolai Gedda    Leyla Gencer    Véronique Gens    Angela Gheorghiu    Beniamino Gigli    Tito Gobbi    Matthias Goerne    Galina Gorchakova    Rita Gorr    Susan Graham    Edita Gruberova    Elisabeth Grümmer    Hilde Gueden    Ernst Häfliger    Håkan Hagegård    Ingeborg Hallstein    Joan Hammond    Thomas Hampson    Mack Harrell    Elisabeth Harwood    Dietrich Henschel    Ben Heppner    Nicolae Herlea    Aafje Heynis    Jerome Hines    Marilyn Horne    Hans Hotter    Lorraine Hunt Lieberson    Gerhard Hüsch    Dmitri Hvorostovsky    Maria Ivogün    Gundula Janowitz    Herbert Janssen    Maria Jeritza    Siegfried Jerusalem    Sumi Jo    Gwyneth Jones    Sena Jurinac    Cornelia Kallisch    Vesselina Kasarova    Jonas Kaufmann    Simon Keenlyside    Yvonne Kenny    James King    Alexander Kipnis    Angelika Kirchschlager    Dorothy Kirsten    Margarete Klose    René Kollo    Sandor Konya    Miliza Korjus    Nina Koshetz    Erika Köth    Magdalena Kožená    Ivan Kozlovsky    Alfredo Kraus    Tom Krause    Erich Kunz    Maria Kuznetsova    Philip Langridge    Mario Lanza    Jennifer Larmore    Giacomo Lauri-Volpi    Lilli Lehmann    Lotte Lehmann    Frida Leider    Sergei Lemeshev    Tiana Lemnitz    Luis Lima    Marjana Lipovšek    Pavel Lisitsian    Félia Litvinne    Robert Lloyd    George London    Pilar Lorengar    Max Lorenz    Felicity Lott    Christa Ludwig    Catherine Malfitano    Giovanni Martinelli    Hillevi Martinpelto    Nicola Martinucci    Edith Mathis    Peter Mattei    Karita Mattila    John McCormack    James McCracken    Nellie Melba    Lauritz Melchior    Robert Merrill    Nan Merriman    Mady Mesplé    Josef Metternich    Zinka Milanov    Alastair Miles    Sherrill Milnes    Yvonne Minton    Leona Mitchell    Martha Mödl    Anna Moffo    Kurt Moll    Grace Moore    Edda Moser    Ann Murray    Heddle Nash    Carol Neblett    Anna Netrebko    Antonina Nezhdanova    Elena Nicolai    Birgit Nilsson    Siegmund Nimsgern    Lillian Nordica    Jessye Norman    Jarmila Novotna    Leo Nucci    Elena Obraztsova    Magda Olivero    Sigrid Onégin    Dennis O'Neill    Lina Pagliughi    Rolando Panerai    René Pape    Julius Patzak    Luciano Pavarotti    Peter Pears    Jan Peerce    Miah Persson    Roberta Peters    Sandrine Piau    Ezio Pinza    Paul Plishka    Rosalind Plowright    Juan Pons    Lily Pons    Rosa Ponselle    Lucia Popp    Hermann Prey    Leontyne Price    Margaret Price    Yvonne Printemps    Thomas Quasthoff    Ruggero Raimondi    Samuel Ramey    Mark Reizen    Regina Resnik    Elisabeth Rethberg    Karl Ridderbusch    Paul Robeson    Mado Robin    Dorothea Röschmann    Andrea Rost    Helge Rosvaenge    Anneliese Rothenberger    Titta Ruffo    Leonie Rysanek    Erna Sack    Bidú Sayão    Aksel Schiøtz    Tito Schipa    Andreas Schmidt    Joseph Schmidt    Rudolf Schock    Andreas Scholl    Lotte Schöne    Friedrich Schorr    Peter Schreier    Elisabeth Schumann    Ernestine Schumann-Heink    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf    Graziella Sciutti    Renata Scotto    Irmgard Seefried    Meta Seinemeyer    Neil Shicoff    Cesare Siepi    Anja Silja    Beverly Sills    Giulietta Simionato    Léopold Simoneau    Bo Skovhus    Leo Slezak    Elena Souliotis    Gérard Souzay    Erna Spoorenberg    Eleanor Steber    Nina Stemme    Risë Stevens    Thomas Stewart    Ebe Stignani    Teresa Stratas    Rita Streich    Cheryl Studer    Nathalie Stutzmann    Milada Šubrtová    Conchita Supervia    Joan Sutherland    Ruth Ann Swenson    Martti Talvela    Richard Tauber    Kiri Te Kanawa    Renata Tebaldi    Bryn Terfel    Luisa Tetrazzini    Blanche Thebom    Georges Thill    Jess Thomas    Lawrence Tibbett    Anna Tomowa-Sintow    Huguette Tourangeau    Jennie Tourel    Giorgio Tozzi    Helen Traubel    Norman Treigle    Tatiana Troyanos    Richard Tucker    Eva Turner    Fritz Uhl    Dawn Upshaw    Jacques Urlus    Violeta Urmana    Ninon Vallin    José van Dam    John van Kesteren    Jard van Nes    Alain Vanzo    Julia Varady    Ramón Vargas    Astrid Varnay    Shirley Verrett    Jon Vickers    Rolando Villazón    Galina Vishnevskaya    Anne-Sofie von Otter    Frederica von Stade    Eberhard Wächter    Leonard Warren    Ljuba Welitsch    Gösta Winbergh    Wolfgang Windgassen    Fritz Wunderlich    Virginia Zeani    Ruth Ziesak

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