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The New York City Opera saga apparently wasn't quite dramatic enough, so now there's a new plot twist thrown into the mix.
On this day in 1098, after a five-month siege, Crusaders seized Antioch.
La Cieca (not pictured) surrenders, cher public: she can no longer bear the burden of opposing ignorant, hysterical pearl-clutching on the internet. The clutchers have won.
On this day in 1981 Barbara Walters asked Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be.
I can’t think of another 20th century opera which has grown so fast in popularity so long after its composition than Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Mezzo Rinat Shaham takes a short break from being the world's busiest Carmen and rehearsing for the theatrical concert "The Sorrows of Young Werther" to dish with your doyenne.
On this day in 1951 the International Cheese treaty was signed.
The visionary Rupert Christiansen peers into the mists of the not-yet and apprehends the perfection of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk.
On this day in 1893 Whitcomb Judson patented a hookless fastening device later called a "zipper."
Born in this day in 1899 American screenwriter and producer Irving Thalberg.
On this day in 1453 Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, fell to Muhammad II, ending the Byzantine Empire.
Beginning with the dark, ominous music of the prelude of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s opera Brokeback Mountain, we know we are in for a very different and far less sentimental version of the work than was had with Ang Lee’s iconic 2005 film.
On this day in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, was officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
On this day in 1944, Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis Clos opened (heh) in Paris.
etting, or surely approaching, some sort of record for sheer breadth of career (70 years!), Lucine Amara returns to the New York stage this summer as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in La Fille du Régiment, as produced by the Martina Arroyo Foundation's "Prelude to Performance."
To celebrate the 86th anniversary of her birth (25 May 1929), I bring to a close Beverly Sills’ traversal of the Donizetti “Tudor Queens” with this live Anna Bolena from 1973.
On this day in 1828, the mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser was discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
If La Cieca's life were a romantic comedy, then your doyenne would surely be 1990s era Sandra Bullock, you know, the heroine, right?
On this day in 1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
"New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans."