James Morris's Wagnerian Voyage

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Today, a “Wagner Trifecta,” with Marilyn Horne and her guest, bass-baritone James Morris. They talk about Wagner’s “big three” roles for bass-baritones – Wotan, the Flying Dutchman and Hans Sachs – and about two larger-than-life singers who influenced Morris: Italian bass Cesare Siepi and German bass-baritone Hans Hotter. 

We also hear from James Jorden, opera critic for the New York Post and editor of the online opera magazine parterre.com. And we meet a 15-year-old "SuperOperavore": Melanie Spector, who’s a high school sophomore from Leonia, NJ.


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