Happy 48th birthday singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth. Read more »
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center includes “The Illuminated Heart,” a theatrical fantasy of Mozart operas and ensembles featuring Christine Goerke, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani and Peter Mattei; plus staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
While composed within a European style, La Fanciulla del West is an opera that manages to present a distinctly American experience. And, as demonstrated in a recent, disappointing production by Apotheosis Opera, Puccini’s characters thrive within the open range of the American frontier, exploring the emotional dynamics located between arrival and departure, and the unexpected transformations one finds therein. Read more »
Born on this day in 1908 etiquette maven Amy Vanderbilt.
“Luciano Pavarotti‘s family says the late opera singer would not have approved of Donald Trump‘s use of his recording of Giacomo Puccini’s aria ‘Nessun Dorma’.”
Thanks to the generosity of a parterre reader, “Trove Thursday” presents a rare recording from the famed Carnegie Hall series curated by Matthew Epstein to commemorate Handel’s tercentenary.
On this day in 1969, ABC-TV telecast Duke Ellington and members of his band celebrating the first moon landing by performing his composition “Moon Maiden.”