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This afternoon's Met broadcast (starting at 1:00 PM) is Bellini's Norma.
The most distinct pleasure of The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera was the polished, yet warm, performance of Susan Graham as Hanna Glawari.
Born on this day in 1899 composer, playwright and actor Noel Coward.
Here's a project apparently nobody has thought of and it's a sure winner: Semiramide with Cecilia Bartoli and Franco Fagioli.
Happy 100th birthday soprano Hilde Zadek!
The Bayerische Staatsoper, purveyor of fascinating video opera, continues to innovate.
Sassy Susan Graham is Hanna Glawari tonight at the Met, broadcast starting at 7:30 PM.
“Trove Thursday” offers Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar with Albina Shagimuratova, Alisa Kolosova, Dmytro Popov and Gennadi Bezzubenkov.
On this day in 1918 Puccini’s Il Trittico premiered at the Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Plummer is very wise and La Cieca intends (in a general sense) to continue to follow his example.
Happy 90th birthday actress Genevieve Page.
"Sir Bryn Terfel has had to withdraw from the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca as he takes enforced rest due to vocal fatigue."
Join La Cieca at the final frontier of Claus Guth's controversial new production of La Bohème, webcast at 1:30 PM today.
>Happy 60th birthday playwright, actor, film director and (sort of) opera director Robert Lepage.
"Puccini’s operas seldom take well to abstraction, since the composer engraved every detail of what should happen into the score so specifically that there was little wiggle room left."
On this day in 1960 the Cy Coleman musical Wildcat (Lucille Ball's only Broadway show) opened at the Alvin Theatre, to run 141 performances.
Starting at 6:00 PM, a live broadcast of this year’s Richard Tucker festivities. Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano Javier Camarena, Tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor Tara Erraught, Mezzo-Soprano Anthony Clark Evans, Baritone Vittorio...Show More Summary
Born on this day in 1914 actress and singer Dorothy Lamour.
I really wished to avoid joining the pig pile of derision that has fallen on SF Opera’s premiere of John Adams and Peter Sellars’ Girls of the Golden West.
It's the mini-version of Flute this afternoon, starting at 12:30 PM.