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Spotlight March 2023

Interrupted Melody

Star tenors from Tauber, Wunderlich, Dermota, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras to Heppner, Kaufmann, Polenzani and Beczała have all shone as Der Rosenkavalier’s Italian Singer.

By David J. Baker

Luciano Pavarotti as the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier
Luciano Pavarotti at the Met, 1982

© Winnie Klotz/Metropolitan Opera


David J. Baker is a writer and translator in Connnecticut.