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On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
"Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème.
Sooner or later, Our Own JJ gets around to discussing the Met's Barbiere di Siviglia and Juilliard's Turco in Italia in this week's New York Observer.
On this day in 1476, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and became the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
"NeNe wants to be Nay-Nay; Nay-Nay wants to be NeNe. I could use a martini; don't make it teeny!"
"In case you missed it on Saturday, we took a look at early rehearsals for the new production of The Merry Widow, starring Renée Fleming and, in this clip, Kelli O'Hara!"
Heaven temporarily relocated to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Sunday evening for a concert performance of Rossini’s revered but rarely heard Semiramide featuring conductor Evelino Pidò, a superb cast of singers giving it their all, and the orchestra and chorus of the Opéra de Lyon. Show More Summary
On this day in 1915, Albert Einstein presented the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
“Italian tenor Francesco Demuro will make his Met debut in the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Charles Castronovo who is ill. Demuro was scheduled to make his Met debut as Alfredo in La Traviata next month. Show More Summary
From our most esteemed Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin, a 2012 performance of Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder conducted by Zubin Mehta.
On this day in 1936 Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 premiered in New York City.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith… I am nothing.”
Teatro Grattacielo is New York’s homegrown organization to rescue Verismo operas from oblivion, one per annum, allowing for the occasional double bill.
Purchase of Manhattan was given its world premiere on Thursday evening at the Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue.
On this day in 534 BC, Thespis of Icaria became the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
Put on your Sunday clothes, cher public, in preparation for a nice long discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.
On this day in 1831, Meyerbeer's Robert le diable was first produced.
The increasingly protean Jessye Norman intones the classic American anthem "Midnight Special."
"The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again."
Every year I say I’m not going to another La Bohème because I’ve seen this too many times.