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 |  Kathleen Chalfant

Last week there was a wonderful interview with Linda Ronstadt and at the end she says she wished she had recorded “Paloma Negra”. I read this just the day after my husband Henry had sung the song to a friend of ours for her birthday so the song has been in my head for awhile. […]




 |  Kathleen Chalfant

If you don’t know the astounding Italian Jazz singer, composer, polylingual raconteur and oh by the way attorney, you should run not walk to the nearest YOUTUBE, Pandora, Spotify or other favorite purveyor of music and prepare to settle down for a few hours of brilliance.  His most famous song is AZZURRO which people know […]




 |  Kathleen Chalfant

This is a song about ecstasy and abandon.  My favorite section of it is: Io vedo il cielo sopra noiChe restiamo quiAbbandonatiCome se non ci fosse piùNiente, più niente al mondo What an amazing feeling and what joy to sing about it!!! My husband Henry and I do a party trick where he plays and […]




 |  Kathleen Chalfant

I am looking forward to being part of the Lyrics by Shakespeare program in October and I realized that I share with William Shakespeare a deep and persistent case of Italophilia.  I believe the seeds of my condition were planted when I was 13 and heard the original version of “Volare” sung by Domenico Modugno. […]




 |  Luke Frazier

This is the aria that made me fall in love with opera. I first heard a small piece of this in the movie Driving Miss Daisy while Jessica Tandy is working in her garden. Pieces of music have a way of staying with me and this recording featuring Frederica von Stade caught me off guard in […]




 |  nyfos

Soprano Sari Gruber answers our questions on her path to music and long history with NYFOS, as we anticipate her return to NYFOS this November in Blitzstein’s No For An Answer and Weill’s Der Silbersee. If my research is correct, you’ve been singing with NYFOS for over 20 years! How did you first get involved […]