Now that we have the eloquent voices from BLO's La Traviata echoing in our ears, let's listen to some fascinating singing from the archives.
First Lilli Lehmann from 1906. One of the most intriguing of artists, Lehmann, sang Wagner (she participated in the inaugural Bayreuth season in 1876), sang Norma and Mozart at the Met, and was an outstanding teacher.
The title says it all: "Dueling Divas" (1911).
Lucrezia Bori and John McCormack (1914).
Tito Schipa (the sweetest of tenors).
And some more modern views.