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 in 1896 Giordano’s Andrea Chenier premiered in Milan.
On this day in 1962 Harold Rome’s musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale opened on Broadway.
Born on this day in 1923 musical director and conductor Mort Lindsey.
Born on this day in 1828 dramatist Henrik Ibsen.