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Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn't you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.
Los Angeles saw the first U.S. performance of Giacomo Puccini’s snow-dusted weeper in 1897 just a year after the young Toscanini led the prima in Turin.
On this day in 1890 Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana premiered in Rome.
If you look at their website, Regina Opera Company’s mission is twofold: “To bring great opera performances at reasonable prices to our Brooklyn neighbors,” and “to provide a showcase for singers to perform the standard operatic repertoire,...Show More Summary
Happy 67th birthday bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Too often I allow my memories of great singers to be dulled by late career behavior, delving into unsuitable roles or just plain laziness.
An early bird special chat: the premiere of Die Meistersinger from the Bayerische Staatsoper, featuring DJ Jummy Jonas.
What we really need, some seem to believe, is fuller representation of the 19th century.
Born on this day in 1567 composer Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi.
Can it really be 40 (Four, oh!) years since La Cieca was born?
Happy 91st birthday soprano Patrice Munsel.
In how many operas does the heroine drink poison and then go lengthily mad?
Born on this day in 1842 composer Arthur Sullivan.
While D.C. Wagnerians wait for Nina Stemme’s Brünnhilde to arrive next week, “Trove Thursday” presents the erstwhile Valkyrie of another compelling diva: Anna Caterina Antonacci as Brunehild, the heroine of Ernest Reyer’s Sigurd, a French grand opera also based on the Nibelungenlied.
On this day in 1988 Carrie-The Musical opened on Broadway, to run five performances.
On this day in 1959 the musical Once Upon a Mattress opened off-Broadway.
Washington National Opera followed up Monday’s lavishly praised Die Walküre with a Siegfried that, if not quite rising to the summit of the previous installment, delivered a musically committed and eminently watchable version of this complicated work.
Perhaps the most admirable project of Dominique Meyer’s Intendanz at Wiener Staatsoper is the traversal of the operas of Leos Janancek,.
On this day in 1994 Stephen Sondheim's Passion opened on Broadway.
On this day in 1952 Mad Magazine was first published.