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Born on this day in 1917 soprano Gertrude Grob-Prandl.  

On this day in 1725 Handel’s Tamerlano premiered in London.

On this day in 1862 Verdi’s La forza del destino premiered in St Petersburg.

Born on this day in 1883 conductor Ernest Ansermet.

Happy 74th birthday soprano Britt-Marie Aruhn.

  • Camille

    Just back now from Utopia Opera’s production of MARTHA, a real delight. Tomorrow at 3:00 pm is their LAST PERFORMANCE, possibly the LAST PERFORMANCE EVER of this charming, lovely period piece. In this instance updated to 1959. If you have an afternoon off and would like to see something other than Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss — give it a go! You have nothing to lose, but your heart.