Those of you looking forward to enjoying a Broadway play based on the life of Kathleen Battle, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, will have to go on waiting. The ostensible producer of this project, Roland Scahill, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny and scheming to defraud.
On this day in 1876 the Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of the Ring.
The soprano, famed for her status youngest performer to make a debut at the Met as well as her flamboyant style and personality, died last Thursday after suffering a stroke.
An aging eccentric—who has for decades occupied a dubious place on the fringes of New York’s musical life—today saw a lifelong dream fulfilled.
Now this is a piece of (imaginary) casting so obvious you have to wonder if it hasn’t already happened and we missed it.