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  • Angelo Saccosta: Very well said, Chris, as always. Thank you. Mascagni’s connection and friendship with Puccini become more and more... 6:42 AM
  • La Cieca: Surely the custom of little or no applause after the first act had at least some basis in the way the act ends, i.e., very... 6:03 AM
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  • LT: This years’ Operalia final took place Sunday. It seems that it was a very inconspicuous edition since no one is talking about... 12:37 AM
  • Krunoslav: Favorite Kundry on records? Martha Moedl. I also greatly liked four that I have seen onstage: Christa Ludwig, Tatiana... 11:42 PM
  • Krunoslav: My first Met PARSIFAL in 1977 had practically no applause after Act One, and as a “knowingR 17; student I thought... 11:37 PM
  • PCally: Out of curiosity, who is your favorite Kundry? 11:08 PM

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268 comments

  • 41
    WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1862 conductor Walter Damrosch

    Born on this day in 1897 bass Georg Hann

    Born on this day in 1916 bass-baritone Benno Kusche

    Born on this day in 1918 conductor Jaroslav Krombholc

    Happy 86th birthday composer Mitch Leigh

    Happy 76th birthday tenor Ernesto Veronelli

    Happy 63rd birthday soprano Mara Zampieri

    Happy 60th birthday countertenor Jochen Kowalski

  • 42
    armerjacquino says:

    Wait… there’s an opera about Milli Vanilli?

  • 43
    guy pacifica says:

    Not sure if this has been reported elsewhere on this site, but Seattle Opera has announced its 2014-15 season. Don Giovanni, Tosca, Semele (with Blythe), and Ariadne auf Naxos. Plus the International Wagner Competition and a concert in honor of Speight Jenkins.

  • 44
    WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1788 librettist Felice Romani

    Born on this day in 1797 composer Franz Schubert

    Happy 77th birthdays adminitrator Speight Jenkins and composer Philip Glass

    • 44.1
      grimoaldo says:

      Anna Caterina Antonacci sings an aria from Un Giorno di Regno of Verdi, libretto by Felice Romani, whilst stripping down to a bathing costume --

  • 45
    WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1859 composer Victor Herbert

    Born on this day in 1874 librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal

    Born on this day in 1890 soprano Germaine Lubin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVw6KD53W64

    Born on this day in 1891 bass Alexander Kipnis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tTrsG0nxK8

    Born on this day in 1922 soprano Renata Tebaldi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUi00RfjwFs

    Born on this day in 1927 tenor Flaviano Labò
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVN3LBz884

    Born on this day in 1944 bass Aage Haugland

    Happy 68th birthday soprano Carol Neblett

    . . . and unless Chicago get snowed-in tonight, Lyric Opera Barbiere di Sivgilia opening night (Leonard, Schrader, Gunn) @ 7:15 CST (wfmt.com)

    • 45.1
      WindyCityOperaman says:

      Born on this day in 1890 soprano Germaine Lubin

      Born on this day in 1891 bass Alexander Kipnis

      Born on this day in 1922 soprano Renata Tebaldi

      Born on this day in 1927 tenor Flaviano Labò