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The pleasure of her company

It is not easy for an opera company to follow a spectacular production of La Traviata with Massenet’s Manon.  Read more »

Giorno d’orrore

Born on this day in 1694 writer and philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet (known as Voltaire.)  Read more »

Heil sei dem Tag

On this day in 1808 Beethoven’s Fidelio premiered in Vienna.  Read more »

Animal, vegetable

Whatever its flaws, La finta giardinera is indeed a wise rep choice for grad students eager to cut their teeth.

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Broadcast: Amleto

By a happy coincidence, the American Opera Series Network offers a broadcast of the Faccio adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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Hit parade

Born on this day in 1926 singer and actress Dorothy Collins.

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Let’s put on a show

Born on this day in 1911 actor, choreographer and director Charles Walters.

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Peace of my heart

Verdi’s La forza del Destino starring beloved soprano Aprile Millo as Leonora, a role she never performed at the Met.

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new Dane

C-major has made available the first DVD/Blu-ray of Franco Faccio’s Amleto.

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Woman of the golden west

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Maralin Niska Dice.

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