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No better friend, no worse enemy

18 minutes agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 86 B.C., Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, entered Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.

Scostatevi, profani!

9 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur.

Don’t let it abide in my dreams

9 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1925, "Tea for Two" recorded by Marion Harris reached #1 on the Billboard chart.

The mighty Quinn

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

A feeling deep in your soul

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1974 the first issue of People magazine went on sale.

Natural born Miller

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Cast changes (already) for San Francisco Opera.

“Acting is acting”

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Born on this day in 1920 actor Tony Randall.

From here to obscurity

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1950 Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premiered on NBC.

Fresh princes

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Imagine two tenors releasing French opera aria collections at the same time without duplicating a single track!

Orpheus ascending

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1607 L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi received its première performance.

The kindness of Previn

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Renée Fleming is one of the most polarizing figures to be discussed here on an ongoing basis.

Font of all wisdom

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

This day in 1455 is the traditional anniversary date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.

Twenty years of pure hell!

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

"Speaking on Desert Island Discs, the German opera singer said that he and his colleagues felt as though they were in 'straight-jackets,' having to make diary commitments years in advance."

In the realm of the cents

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1879 in Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of many "five and dime" stores.

And one for Mahler

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Cheer up, cher public, and set yourself to the task of discussing off-topic and general interest subjects.

Lips together, teeth apart

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Mr. Peabody, that Leonardo among canines, claimed she was suffering from toothache.

The world was listening

last weekArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1972 President Nixon arrived in the People's Republic of China.

“The cold bothered me, anyway”

last weekArts : Parterre Box

"It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago."

Trigger warning

last weekArts : Parterre Box

The Rape of Lucretia, now (through Sunday) enjoying a superb three-performance run at the Juilliard Opera’s Willson Theater (tickets are scarce; hie thee to the waiting list), was Benjamin Britten’s third opera and first “chamber opera,” composed for the tiny original theater at Glyndebourne,

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