The Podcast of a great place to find everything you could imagine about opera performance, Premiere Opera.... from one of my dearest friends and one of the great lovers of opera who has seen and heard ALL the greats. He even has a great baritone voice of his own. Ed Rosen is opera's best friend, and gives every great singer hope. God Bless you, Ed for all you do for opera and the world of music.
Mr. Rosen writes:
"It is difficult to believe that it has been about 20 years since Aprile Millo made her Met debut as a very young soprano. When I first heard her, in 1985, I realized there here was a soprano that sang in the style of the "old school" of Ponselle, Muzio, and Tebaldi.
Today she is the only remaining exponent of that glorious style. Her gorgeous voice imbues the music with such emotion and passion as to take one's breath away. Millo's very recent triumph in such operas as Adriana, Gioconda, Fanciulla, Zaza have shown a new side and a growth in artistic level. Her recent Ballo at the Met showed us that she is still, today, the reigning Verdian soprano.
I am proud to live in the era where I can see Aprile Millo sing, just as I saw her great predecesors, Zinka Milanov and Renata Tebaldi. Both of these great ladies were admirers of Aprile Millo, as are countless thousands of others today.