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anna-videoNo guarantees, because we are talking about Russian TV technology here, but apparently at 2:00 PM today there is a video stream of Manon Lescaut from the Bolshoi starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov!

Ce n’est pas le docteur Schmidt

duvalBorn on this day in 1921 soprano Denise DuvalRead more »


white-tie“’You see such a lot you don’t know, you know, and, you know, you don’t see the fellahs you know,’ lisped one young man, whose attire was as faultless as his imported manner.” On this day in 1883 the Metropolitan Opera House opened with a gala performance of FaustRead more »


Latter day trove

Manon Lescaut, live from the Bolshoi Opera on October 19., 2016.

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If a bass in the Saskatchewan can

On this day in 1858 the Can-Can was first performed in Paris.

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You can’t hide your lion eyes

The UK’s first-ever production of Poliuto, now available from Opus Arte on DVD, set the lions of Rome among the lambs of Glyndebourne.

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Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself

Born on this day in 1889 actress Margaret Dumont.

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Mark, missed

Thoughtless direction stifled the epic drama.

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Intruding in nudist parties in studios

On this day in 1987 a revival of Anything Goes opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, to run 804 performances.

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Chat: Guillaume Tell

Note the early start time of 6:25 PM for tonight’s streaming broadcast of Guillaume Tell.

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