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Madeline Kahn's 1968 interpretation of "Glitter and Be Gay" has been widely disseminated.
Fleming will have only about 700 people to captivate tonight when she performs at Walk Festival Hall for the Grand Teton Music Festival.
On this day in 1943, Girl Crazy, the final film in which Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney starred as a team, was released.
For your Wednesday listening enjoyment, here's a BBC broadcast of the Gala Farewell to Sir David Webster (pictured, left) at the Royal Opera House on July 9, 1970.
On this day in 1579 King Philip II ordered the arrest of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, on the charge of betraying state secrets.
George Gagnidze and Zeljko Lucic will share the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met this fall, replacing Simon Keenlyside...
On this day in 1933, the first singing telegram was delivered (to Rudy Vallée, actually.)
I have found myself truly bewildered by some of the online reviews of the Glimmerglass production of Verdi’s Macbeth. So here I am, a long time fan of Parterre dipping my toe into the opera-infested waters here for the first time, feeling both excited and trepidacious! Here’s my experience of the first night of the Glimmerglass Verdi Macbeth. Show More Summary
Piotr Beczala, Soile Isokoski and Kwangchul Youn star in this 2009 performance of Faust from the Wiener Staatsoper, idiomatically conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
On this day 100 years ago, tenor Mario del Monaco was born.
There is no snow in Bayreuth. There is no rain in Oberfranken.
On this day in 1882 Richard Wagner's music drama Parsifal premiered at Bayreuth.
Our dear friends over at Opera Depot are slashing prices in half on all their live recordings from the Bayreuth Festival this week.
On this day in 1946 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a comedy team.
When the Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera announce they’re going to grubstake a production, you wouldn’t be at all surprised that they have chosen a classic American work. Show More Summary
On this day in 1983 a revival of Mame starring Angela Lansbury opened at the Gershwin Theater, to run only 41 performances.
On this day in 1904 the first ice cream cone, created by Charles E. Menches, was served during the St. Louis World Fair.
Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste.
On this day in 1933, soprano Caterina Jarboro performed the title role of Aida at the New York Hippodrome.
"The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in 'Voigt Lessons' created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM."