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What makes Norma such a high-profile role in the soprano repertory?
Born on this day in 1867 American director and producer Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Longtime Friend of the Box Zachary Woolfe (left) climbs onto the masthead of the New York Times as their new classical music editor, starting Monday.
Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.
On this day in 1991, the Los Angeles County Superior Court awarded singer Peggy Lee $3.83 million in her lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company.
La Cieca is sure that Meyerbeer fanatics will be delighted to hear that the Royal Opera House Covent Garden is preparing a new staging of Les Huguenots.
>Happy 100th birthday actress Patricia Morison.
“'They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people' goes the tagline for the 1968 film Bonnie and Clyde, but the slogan could apply almost as well to the outlaw pair at the center of the Metropolitan Opera’s white-hot revival of Massenet’s Manon."
On this day in 1963 the musical Tovarich opened at the Broadway Theater.
Zeljko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness.
Just discovered: a Swedish documentary about Birgit Nilsson.
On this day in 1901 a showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, created a sensation.
On this day in 1792 King Gustav III of Sweden was shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera.
Once again, your alte Jungfer is pleased to offer a performance by a polarizing diva: it seems that parterriani either love her or loathe her.
That much-anticipated and much-feared "exposé" about Peter Gelb and the Met? Almost completely rehash.
Never mind the décolletage, cher public, but rather discuss off-topic and general interest topics. For starters, take a look at today’s birthday greetings, after the jump. Born on this day in 1790 composer Nicola Vaccai http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAFbPZ-MtyU...Show More Summary
On this day in 1936 the first all-sound film version of Show Boat opened at Radio City Music Hall.
No two ways about it, cher public, you fell in love with the "They're only in it for the 'dp'" competition, and two of you came around the last turn neck and neck.
"Famed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has canceled her California tour, including performances March 31 and April 2 at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall."
"On The Academy Awards [Lady Gaga] was a travesty. It was ridiculous, as it would be from any singer who treats that music in semi-operatic style."