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Three decades before Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez dazzled the world with their La donna del lago roadshow, another deluxe team headed by Frederica von Stade and Marilyn Horne shone in Rossini’s neglected masterpiece.
On this day in 1897 Gustav Mahler became director of the Wiener Hofoper.
What gets me, La Cieca snaps, is not so much that Levine bit off more than he could chew, because that's old news.
"Along with every other music journalist in New York, I was blindsided by this news. If ever there was a company that appeared the picture of fiscal and artistic good health, it was Gotham."
Which operatic character could be best described as a spider?
On this day in 1982 the musical Cats opened at the Winter Garden Theater, to run 7,485 performances.
If you had told me 20 years ago that at some point in the future I would have over 550 of the Metropolitan Opera’s performances, audio and video, at my command with the touch of a button I would say my eulogy had just been read and I’d been taken to my reward.
On this day in 1889 the Moulin Rouge opened in Paris.
"The anvil scene is enlivened for female members of the audience by the importation of lusty non-singing blacksmiths."
This is the tenth season of the Met’s HD broadcasts, not that I would know it.
For all their orchestral and vocal attractions, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s 15 operas are rarities in the West. If The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh is staged in an upcoming Met season as rumored, it will be the theater’s first...Show More Summary
I guess you have spoken: “Bring us insane divas in operas we already know!”
Here you are, cher public, your ten most popular parterre box postings (by numbers of pageviews) for the week of September 27-October 3, 2015. Don’t axe me why The Friday afternoon news dump in excelsis Arms and the man i sing Man of steel A quell’amor ch’è palpito Storm warning Prison break The gleam of his smile One is as one does Mr. Maine is feeling no pain!
On this day in 1969 the first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC One.
This weekend Il Trovatore outgrossed the The Walk, a new IMAX film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley.
Born on this day in 1880 journalist and author Damon Runyon.
On this day in 1970 the musical Coco closed at the Mark Hellinger Theater after 333 performances.
From the Met press office, 5:30 Friday afternoon: “Faced with the demands of rehearsing and performing two large-scale operas simultaneously this fall, Met Music Director James Levine has decided to lighten his workload by removing the...Show More Summary
“Roberto Aronica will sing Cavaradossi in the first five performances of Puccini’s Tosca at the Met this season—October 16, 21, 24 matinee, 29, and November 2—replacing Massimo Giordano, who is ill. As originally scheduled, Aronica will also sing the role on November 25, 28 matinee, and December 1.” The Met’s press office keeps us informed.
Forget the hurricane preparations for a few hours this afternoon and enjoy the live webcast of Les Contes d'Hoffmann from the Komische Oper Berlin, starting at 12:55 PM.