The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Teresa Berganza was born in Madrid on 16 March 1935. She studied to be a mezzo-soprano, and first sang opera in Madrid in 1955. She became in demand for her singing of the popular Rossini operas throughout Europe.