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Broadcast(s): Getting medieval

As if to usher in next week’s daily broadcasts from Bayreuth, this afternoon offers a choice between two Wagner operas: Lohengrin from the Vienna State Opera and Tannhäuser from Lyric Opera of Chicago. Both begin at 1:00 PM. [via Operabase]

Mother of Exiles

Born on this day 1849 poet Emma LazarusRead more »

Birthday enjoyed by all

Happy 60th birthday actor Jon LovitzRead more »

Drunk in both head and heart

This week’s “Trove Thursday” offers Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice featuring Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

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Move over, sun, and give me some sky

Born on this day in 1938 actress Natalie Wood.

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Im Körper des Feindes

Congratulations to our friends at the Bayerische Staatsoper for their successful application to real-time opera performances of face-swapping software!

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One little name to remember is better than having a string

Happy 91st birthday actress Helen Gallagher.

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Tragedy tonight

In May of last year tenor Piotr Beczala and soprano Anna Netrebko sang in Lohengrin for the first time under the baton of Christian Thielemann in his home house at the Staatskapelle Dresden.

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Burn notice

On this day in 64 the Great Fire of Rome began under the Emperor Nero.

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From the house of the immortals

On 07 May 2007 the air inside Theater an der Wien crackled with anticipation before the premiere of Leos Janácek’s Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead) in a production by Patrice Chéreau conducted by Pierre Boulez. 

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