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“With radiant looks, we shall depart this world,” sing Konstanze and Belmonte near the end of Mozart’s exotic yet charming opera Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Janácek mavens, Bayerische Staatsoper devotees and Pavel Cernoch groupies alike will be glued to their monitors this afternoon when Vec Makropulos is webcast live from Munich starting at 1:00 PM.
On this day in 1894, Thomas Edison filmed American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, leading to her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
At the first intermission at last night's Met revival of Aida, I turned to my companion and said, “So... what about the Aida? I thought she was supposed to be good.”
Herbert von Karajan once said listening to some of his old recordings made him envy painters who could simply burn the pictures they disliked.
Prepare to have your eyes opened.
Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Met this January.
Which Met superstar—who's no stranger to blind items this season—is the first to accede to the Met's suggestion of a fee reduction of 7% for principal artists in upcoming seasons?
Just in time for Halloween, Decca Classics has released the trailer for the upcoming CD Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York.
On this day in 1952 Clarence Birdseye sold the first frozen peas.
On this day in 1787, Mozart's opera Don Giovanni received its first performance in Prague.
Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person!
On this day in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Sunday afternoon’s intermittently involving concert performance of Handel’s Alcina at Carnegie Hall starred an unusually intense Joyce DiDonato as a powerful sorceress blinded by her romantic delusions.
This week’s contribution from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin is a more intimate one, sort of: a recital by Dame Gwyneth Jones. Dame Gwyneth Jones Geoffrey Parsons, piano Teatro Regio, Parma 11 March 1983 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser – Dich,...Show More Summary
On this day in 312, Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
On this day in 1520, Charles V, later Holy Roman Emperor, was crowned King of Germany. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcu3O8NoIHA Born on this day in 1797 soprano Giuditta Pasta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyS0a1ihr-k Born on this...Show More Summary
La Cieca hopes that even the less celebrated attendees at this week's intermission feature will feel free to commment on off-topic and general interest subjects.
On this day in 1938, the Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music.