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John Steane wrote about opera in an unstuffy, knowledgeable way.
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March 30, 2011 The British writer's breathtaking knowledge and affable prose set him apart from all others, fueling the passions of opera fans everywhere. Read reminiscences from Steane's fans and friends and hear some of his favorite singers.
May 14, 2009 Composers seem to equate villainy with the bass voice. All the better for Samuel Ramey, whose resonant low tones have thrilled opera audiences worldwide as he plays libertines, devils and scoundrels.
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