Gounod – Aria: Vous qui faites l’endormie (from Faust)

Basses and Baritones had a long fight to make it to the top in opera.  When opera began around 1600 with Monteverdi, any roles of importance were given to the higher ranges, the sopranos, tenors, or counter-tenors, and the lowest voice lurked about to fill things out in the story.  Within a hundred years or […]