The Strauss ladies who sang both the ladies and the young men
Whilst researching opera podcasts, I found a number of interesting things. Today I’d like to give a shoutout to the The Operatic PastCast, which, though about the (g)olden days of opera, has some very interesting material that has managed to capture even my contemporary-skewed attention.
This couple of episodes has Lotte Lehmann and the wickedly funny Maria Jeritza discuss (and occasionally disagree about!) Richard Strauss and his operatic work in which they starred and were conducted by him (mostly Ariadne and Die Frau ohne Schatten and a bit about Der Rosenkavalier):
There’s also self mocking diva talk and on top of it a glimpse at the old school taping process, with the producer coming through once or twice.