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Broadcast: Lucia di Lammermoor

For your listening and discussing pleasure this afternoon, cher public, we offer Lucia di Lammermoor from Lyric Opera of Chicago. The cast includes Albina Shagimuratova, Piotr Beczala and Quinn Kelsey, and the fireworks begin at 1:00 PM EDT. (Photo © Pavel Vaan / Leonid Semenyuk)

D’orror, d’affanno, d’angoscia

As we enter the third week of the post-Fleming era, La Cieca would like to keep memory’s torch alive for America’s Most Beloved Quasi-Retired Diva by recalling her elegant mastery of bel canto.  Read more »

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared”

Born on this day in 1911 actor Vincent PriceRead more »

And now she sings it from Steamboat Springs to La Paz

Two aspects of Cecilia Bartoli in the title role of Ariodante, to be performed next week at the Salzburger Festspiele Pfingsten.

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Don’t let them tame you

Born on this day in 1877 dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan.

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I won’t dance, don’t ask me

A live Un Ballo in Maschera featuring Jon Vickers, Amy Shuard, Lucia Popp, Shirley Verrett and Peter Glossop.

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Lady with red hair

Born on this day in 1929 soprano Beverly Sills.

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Minnie series

New York City Opera’s 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater,

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Slightly unconventional

On this day in 1966 the Jerry Herman musical Mame opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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Fresh faces

Bass Christian Zaremba will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met’s new production of Tosca opening New Year’s Eve.

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