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Mounting Verdi’s French grand operas in their original language is no longer as unusual as it once was.
Born on this day in 1889 actor Clifton Webb.
Our Own JJ confesses he just doted on Heartbreak Express, but "You Us We All was not my cup of twee."
Bare Opera, the feisty little company that gave Debussy’s exquisite L’Enfant Prodigue in Chelsea last spring, is now operating in chic, rundown Bushwick where so many original enterprises sprout.
On this day in 1959 Rocky and His Friends debuted on ABC.
Hopefully the assignment of Herman Melville’s endless whaling opus Moby-Dick as compulsory reading for High School students is a thing of the past.
Your task this week: Name That Orpheus!
On this day in 1866 the opera Mignon premiered at the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opéra-Comique, Paris.
Saturday’s Washington National Opera premiere of a new version of Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton’s Appomattox had everything going for it but the opera.
Two years before she brought the role to Wiener Staatsoper in a production somewhat dominated by Jonas Kaufmann, soprano Nina Stemme sang her first-ever Minnie in La fanciulla del West at Stockholm’s Royal Opera. To my ears, the voice...Show More Summary
On this day in 1908 Arturo Toscanini made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting a new production of Aïda, with Emmy Destinn, also making her debut, in the title role.
On this day in 1903 Eugen d'Albert's Tiefland premiered in Prague.
La Cieca hears that the Metropolitan Opera will perform "La Marseillaise" before this afternoon's performance of Tosca.
Born on this day in 1926 soprano Leonie Rysanek.
For her third solo recording, Olga Peretyatko summons the two men who launched her career less than a decade ago
Always look for the helpers.
On Thursday evening Jennifer Wilson “finally” made a belated, disappointing Met debut as Turandot opposite the rather more satisfactory Calaf of another newbie—Yusif Eyvazov.
On this day in 1940, Walt Disney's animated film Fantasia was released, with the unique credit "Special Lyrics for 'Ave Maria' by Rachel Field."
Lyric Opera of Chicago's newly-released financial reports for fiscal year 2015 reveal the company's ticket sale income decreased by almost $3 million between FY 2014 and FY 2015.