De Reszke Family Tree

Mama De Reszke Ciaffei, Warsaw (also taught Edouard De Reszke) Faldi (taught A.C. ca. 1848-1852) | V Antonio Cotogni, Milan (1831-1918) Considered the great baritone of his time Taught ‘94-’98 St.Petersburg, ‘99- Milan Giacomo Lauri-Volpi (later w/ Enrico Rosati) Beniamino Gigli (later w/Enrico Rosati) Mattia Battistini Giuseppe Di Luca Leonard Warren, Lorenzo Malfatti Sbrilia, Milan … Continue reading

Vocal Pedagogy — An Intro

Vocal pedagogy started with the experiments of castrati and the handing down, from one generation to the next, the methods they used to achieve their primary goals: The ability to produce Long phrases (long breath), control over diminuendo and crescendo, even vocal lines, without noticeable shifts or breaks when going up or down in pitch, … Continue reading

What TenorSpace was SUPPOSED to be about

I adopted the domain name to further my interest in classical vocal history, technique, and performance practice. Unfortunately, political realities intervened and I have found myself expostulating extensively on the Madness of Crowds, as expressed in the degeneration of the United States to the level of the Athenian state as it turned democracy like a … Continue reading