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  • Hippolyte: It’s hard to think of anyone I’d rather hear less as Mimi at this point than Frittoli. 4:06 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I’m waiting for Vargas to drop as well. He hasn’t sung anything, anywhere, in like over a year. He canceled... 3:57 PM
  • JohninSeattle: “Poulenc punctuates a driving choral setting of the hymn “Salve regina” with the seemingly random “whoosh” of the... 3:53 PM
  • guy pacifica: Best. Headline. Ever. 3:52 PM
  • Gualtier M: Kahn did get a good review in Opera magazine: http://opera.archi ve.netcopy.co.uk/a rticle/july-1970/3 5/our-critics-abro ad... 2:45 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=E81 ICJywqwg 2:35 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Talking to some friends about Danny Kaye, and mentioned “I heard there were some rumors about Danny Kaye.”... 2:33 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: OMFG . . . you’ve GOT to be kidding! 2:29 PM

Se uno squillo intenderà

On this day 100 years ago, tenor Mario del Monaco was born.   Read more »

Oh Angela Merkel we love you get up

There is no snow in Bayreuth. There is no rain in Oberfranken. I have been to lots of Festspiele and acted perfectly disgraceful, but I never actually collapsed. [International Business Times]

Bühnenweihfestspiel

On this day in 1882 Richard Wagner‘s music drama Parsifal premiered at Bayreuth.   Read more »

Tristan

Two for one

Our dear friends over at Opera Depot are slashing prices in half on all their live recordings from the Bayreuth Festival this week.

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Martin Lewis

Why? Is there one missing?

On this day in 1946 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a comedy team.

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Show Boat amazon

Rolling along

You might be surprised, though, when that title turns out to be Show Boat.

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Lansbury

Light the candles

On this day in 1983 a revival of Mame starring Angela Lansbury opened at the Gershwin Theater, to run only 41 performances.

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scoopy

Don’t tell me the lights are shining

On this day in 1904 the first ice cream cone, created by Charles E. Menches, was served during the St. Louis World Fair.

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pleasure

Guilt trip

Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste.

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Jarboro

Ebben sia pure… anch’io son tal

On this day in 1933, soprano Caterina Jarboro performed the title role of Aida at the New York Hippodrome.

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