Tag Archives: Frederica von Stade

When is a Voice “Old”?

One of the most memorable (and enjoyable) opera performances I ever witnessed was at the Met in the late 80s: Alfredo Kraus (then in his 70s) and Frederica von Stade in Massenet’s Werther. Granted, Kraus was famous for turning down … Continue reading

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Dishing with Dennis & Cat, Part IV: How Much of Diva is True?

D- I wondered throughout Ding Dong the Divaʼs Dead how much of it is you and how much of it really happened. C- It is funny because when my boyfriend reads the book, heʼs like, “I canʼt read this. This … Continue reading

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