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On this day in 1967, the musical Henry, Sweet Henry opened at the Palace Theater.
It was a night a-tingle with excitement at the Metropolitan Opera House.
On this day in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
La Cieca is gradually coming to the conclusion that Tara Erraught (pictured) has built her dressing room over an Indian burial mound.
Since the Met's production of The Death of Klinghoffer, opening tonight, will apparently not be broadcast in any form, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has graciously provided, in streaming form, a recording from the world premiere of the work in 1991 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie.
On this day in 1803 the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
La Cieca trust that you, the cher public, will don your finest festoonery for this week's discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.
On this day in 1845, Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser premiered in Dresden.
On this day in 1902 American actress Miriam Hopkins was born.
Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting (and profiting) off the one good week he had 14 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night's anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?
There was wonder and magic last night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré.
On this day in 529 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia marched into the city of Babylon.
Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.
On this day in 1925 English-American actress Angela Lansbury was born.
That miracle of the internet age, the slow leak, has begun.
“Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening’s performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill.” This from the Met press office.
On this day in 1930, Ethel Merman debuted on Broadway in Girl Crazy.
Brandon Jovanovich has agreed at short notice to step into the role of Don José in this evening’s performance of Carmen, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko, who is ill.
As dear Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (not pictured) said on at least one occasion, "Und ich habe, mein Lieber, wieder bei diesem kleinen Geschäft gefunden, dass Missverständnisse und Trägheit vielleicht mehr Irrungen in der Welt machen als List und Bosheit. Wenigstens sind die beiden letzteren gewiss seltener."
As if Juan Diego Florez in a Seinfeldian puffy shirt were not festive enough, Vesselina Kasarova and Michele Pertusi also star in L'italiana in Algeri.