A return to the past in pursuit of progress. An interview to Luca D’Annunzio, by Lic. Kevin Morawicki.
These interviews bring us closer to the artist’s thoughts in 1917, during her first years at the Metropolitan, and in 1928, as she approached the end of the second decade of her career as a world-renowned singer.
Spanish tenor Hipólito Lázaro (1887 – 1974), a celebrated interpreter of verismo in his time, gives advice to future singers in his book My Method of Singing, published in 1947.
Famous Italian soprano Luisa Tetrazzini tells in her book My life of song about about the discovery of the new opera by Verdi.
In October 1887, Arrigo Boito, librettist, composer and by then Verdi’s close friend and collaborator, wrote to the Maestro asking him for a list of old Italian composers whose study could help correct the deviated course in which the young music students were at the end of the 19th century.
The successor to the legendary Adelina Patti, soprano Luisa Tetrazzini, published in 1921 her book My life of song, in which she describes her career, reflects on her life and art and gives advice to young singers.
Leone Giraldoni was a famous baritone and singing pedagogue whose career was fundamentally linked to the work of Verdi. In 1889 he published his Compendium: analytical, philosophical and physiological method for the education of the voice.