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The name of the Rosenkavalier

Happy 81st birthday soprano Gwyneth Jones

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Joan Sutherland.

Happy 83rd birthday soprano Danica Mastilovic.

Born on this day in 1934 mezzo-soprano Trudeliese Schmidt.

Born on this day in 1937 soprano Patricia Brooks.

  • All Ears

    Oh Joan.

    With the amazing Eugene Kohn (in a welcome break from Ricky), here’s some more fabulousness, makeup a la mode Elizabeth Montgomery, Bewitched, and ain’t that the half of it

  • La Cieca

    For those few of you who were still in doubt, Norman Lebrecht has just demonstrated yet once again that he is an unlettered schmuck.

  • PCally

    Damn! So many excellent female singers were born today !

  • Camille

    MAHLER’S 3rd SYMPHONY, prominently featured over on the upper right hand box of happening events, here on parterre, will be broadcast tonight over, for those of you interested and unable to attend for whatever reasons. It will be Zubin Mehta with his forces from Israel, and features the estimable mezzosoprano Mihoko Fujimura as soloist. Mo. Mehta will be retiring from his fifty year+ post with the Israel Philharmonic in a couple years, so this is one of those grand tour last stops.

    There’s no “On this day” up for TODAY yet, so I’ll post it here for the time being and then reboot it to the proper date later as I have to run out now………