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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.
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.
On this day in 1925, "Tea for Two" recorded by Marion Harris reached #1 on the Billboard chart.
Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.
On this day in 1974 the first issue of People magazine went on sale.
Cast changes (already) for San Francisco Opera.
Born on this day in 1920 actor Tony Randall.
On this day in 1950 Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premiered on NBC.
Imagine two tenors releasing French opera aria collections at the same time without duplicating a single track!
On this day in 1607 L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi received its première performance.
Renée Fleming is one of the most polarizing figures to be discussed here on an ongoing basis.
This day in 1455 is the traditional anniversary date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
"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."
On this day in 1879 in Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of many "five and dime" stores.
Cheer up, cher public, and set yourself to the task of discussing off-topic and general interest subjects.
Mr. Peabody, that Leonardo among canines, claimed she was suffering from toothache.
On this day in 1972 President Nixon arrived in the People's Republic of China.
On this day in 1944 the "Batman and Robin" newspaper comic strip premiered.
"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."
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,