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The melee in Mycenae returns for listening and discussion starting at 1:00 PM!
Christopher Maltman's "Liza with a Z" drag for the finale of Così fan tutte at the Met recalls another iconic diva of the opera's 1960s setting.
On this day in 1951 soprano Victoria de los Angeles made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Marguerite in Faust.
As Despina in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Così fan tutte, Kelli O’Hara injects much needed vitality into an otherwise lethargic evening.
La Cieca just received a package of pdf files the sender says is a copy of James Levine's lawsuit against the Met.
Happy birthday to a brace of perennial divas: Christa Ludwig (pictured), age 90, and Teresa Berganza, age 83!
James Levine is both a floor wax and a dessert topping!
That's how they're going to do it tonight, starting at 7:25 PM.
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Giulio Cesare in Egitto featuring the artist formerly known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska in the title role.
Two very different Broadway musical dramas opened on this date: Menotti's The Consul in 1950 and Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady in 1956.
"The background chorus characters in the Broadway show I saw tonight unobtrusively included a gay couple, and jaded though I sometimes am I think that’s really neat."
Neumeier adapted the story close to home, making Orpheus a choreographer and his wife a star ballerina.
On this day in 1847 Verdi's Macbeth premiered at the Teatro della Pergola in Firenze.
Sabine Hogrefe will perform the title role in Strauss’s Elektra at tonight’s performance at the Met, replacing Christine Goerke who is ill.
On this day in 1985 Giuseppe Sinopoli made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Tosca.
On this day in 1979 soprano Marisa Galvany made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Norma, replacing Shirley Verrett with only four hours notice.
Make an Assyrian of yourself!
The third installment of my 50th anniversary tribute to Edita Gruberova was impossible to narrow down to one selection.
On this day in 1987 tenor Jerry Hadley made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Des Grieux in Manon