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On this day in 1881, Massenet's Hérodiade premiered in Brussels.
Perhaps what was most exciting about last week at the Met was that there was nothing conventionally "special" going on.
On this day in 218 BC, in the Battle of the Trebia of the Second Punic War, Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeated those of the Roman Republic.
Verdi must have gotten tired of tossing and turning by now and has gone back to resting in peace.
Having heard a bit of the opening night broadcast and read some decidedly mixed reviews, I was totally unprepared for the remarkable performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena that I attended on December 15 at Chicago Lyric Opera.
On this day in 1965, the first concert was presented in Houston's Astrodome.
Olga Peretyatko has officially left the chorus.
On this day in 1497 Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
On this day in 1973 the American Psychiatric Association voted 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKkGDaoTssk Born on this day in 1891 soprano Lotte...Show More Summary
Clemency tends to get a bad rap these days, as polities demand swift action by leaders whose mandates to govern are violently threatened by "terrorists."
Something a little out of the ordinary from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin this week: David Del Tredici's Final Alice, featuring the "original cast."
The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.
Your tardy doyenne (pictured) invites the cher public to make the most of what remains of this week to enjoy off-topic and general interest discussions.
On this day in 1823 Gioacchino Rossini arrived in London.
A Birnam Wood of Macbeths and Ladys has come traipsing through New York this year. Dell’ Arte Opera staged Verdi’s early masterpiece last Summer, and the Met revived its grandiose production of the work back in the Fall. The Met followed that up with a splendid revival of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Show More Summary
On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeaeds Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh.
One of the major complaints about the five year casting system (as well as the shared productions by different companies) is that operatic events are rarely surprises anymore. You thought Diva So-and-So and Divo This-and-That were great...Show More Summary
On this day in 1882, Victorien Sardou's Fedora premiered in Paris with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.
On this day 1955, Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on American television.