Dan Soda (Windy City Operaman) is a Chicago native whose first visit to opera was at age 17 and Massenet’s Werther with Troyanos and Kraus. Nothing was ever the same. Opera and concert performances, recordings and video are an obsession. He prepares Parterre Box’s daily birthday and anniversary tributes. He also enjoys concerts, live theater and movies.
On this day, the best damn musical*, Gypsy, opened at the Broadway Theatre, to run 702 performances. Read more »
Born on this day in 1925 mother of four and soprano Patrice Munsel.
Born on this day in 1842 composer Arthur Sullivan.