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On this day in 1907, Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies of 1907, first in the impresario's legendary series of lavish revues, premiered at the Jardin de Paris in New York City.
Just when you though it was impossible to have any less respect for Francesca Zambello...
On this day in 1762 Catherine II became tsarina of Russia upon the murder of Peter III.
Richard Strauss’s many one-act operas make excellent concert programs, both for their length (usually under two hours) and the primary place each gives the orchestration, a specialty where Strauss’s brilliance seldom deserted him.
On this day in 1782 Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail premiered in Vienna.
On this day in 1971 President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China.
On this day in 1789 the French Revolution began with the fall of the Bastille.
La Cieca wants to be the first to congratulate Renée Fleming on her latest achievement: being named as the new "Gillian Girl" following the retirement of Anne Welles.
By some quirk of fate, I tend to hear about the deaths of many operatic legends via radio news while out driving.
On this day in 1987 a federal judge threw out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound-alike voice for their TV commercials.
Bohuslav Martinu’s The Greek Passion has had a rough life.
Saturday evening conductor Will Crutchfield revived Donizetti’s La Favorite—unheard in New York for fifteen years.
On this day in 1912 Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth premiered in New York City, the first foreign film to be exhibited in the United States.
The legendary Canadian heldentenor died on Friday. He was 88.
On this day 1804 a duel transpired in which Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
On this day in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
John Berry, artistic director of the English National Opera, is to leave the company after 20 years.
I was once accused—by my own mother, mind you!—of having too many recordings of Verdi’s Aida. The blistering audacity of that recrimination did get me to thinking: How many recordings of Aida is too many? I mean, you’ve got the old classic you cut your teeth on. Show More Summary
Born on this day in 19o7 actress Clara Bow.
On this day in 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departed on his first voyage.