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"Trove Thursday” pays tribute to the great German bass Kurt Moll
Born on this day in 1902 soprano Bidu Sayao.
Here's where you can discuss La Fleming's penultimate Marschallin, as these nice young people seem to be doing.
Finally, Peter Gelb brings camp back to opera!
On this day in 1994 Stephen Sondheim's Passion opened on Broadway.
Anticipation of events like the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary bash turns me back into the newly opera-soused kid who begged his parents to let him watch the highlights of the Bing Gala on the family color television.
"Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and then you had the feeling that you wanted to stay?" This soul-searching question is likely running through the mind of Renée Fleming.
Going into Washington National Opera’s final presentation of the season, Madama Butterfly, I feared that I might be geisha’d out.
Douglas Moore’s score for The Ballad of Baby Doe has everything that could please and little that could offend.
Happy 33rd birthday tenor Michael Fabiano.
W.C. Fields used to have a funny trope about in show business you should never work with children or animals. To that list should perhaps be added the soprano Anna Netrebko.
Antonio Literes, a boy soprano from Majorca, had, we may presume, friends in high places.
Were La Rondine an IQ test, I’d be in trouble.
On this day in 1967 the Metropolitan Opera performed La Gioconda in Memphis, Tennessee.
Here's where the parterriani will surely gather to hear and to comment upon this evening's monster gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Met's incumbency at Lincoln Center.
Note to naysayers: there is nothing wrong with this singing!
"I thought you did it for me, Mama."
Be ready to start chatting at 12:30 today, cher public, when the Met broadcasts The Knights Who Say "Nez!"
The cher public are invited to post YouTube clips of Mme. Dimitrova at her most leonine and/or pachydermatous.