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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: rticle/july-1970/3 5/our-critics-abro ad... 2:45 PM
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  • 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]


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


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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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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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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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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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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