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Blonde item

Happy 46th birthday soprano Anna NetrebkoRead more »

There’s never been a better banana cake

Born on this day in 1925 actress, singer and Leonie Rysanek doppelgänger Dorothy LoudonRead more »

Broadcast: La Gioconda

"Odio sol tu porti in cor!"

“Odio sol tu porti in cor!”

An exciting performance and a legendary feud in one for today’s broadcast: La Gioconda from San Francisco Opera in 1979, and if you don’t know what the feud was about, then you need to be schooled during the chat. (Starts at 1:00 PM.)

“Once you get on stage, everything is right”

On this day 51 years ago the new Metropolitan Opera House opened in Lincoln Center. 

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Are the stars out tonight?

This year’s Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert at Carnegie Hall is marginally less starry than last year’s.

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Divine intervention

The second half of Warner Classics’ Maria Callas Live Remastered set represents the years 1954 to 1964 in the career of La Divina.

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A te sovrana Augusta

Happy 72nd birthday soprano Jessye Norman.

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The season officially begins

Aleksandrs Antonenko will sing Calàf in Puccini’s Turandot from October 12 to November 16 replacing Marcelo Álvarez, who is ill.”

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Stage struck

“Trove Thursday” presents a performance from 40 years ago: an inspired Renata Scotto as Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur.

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O sogni d’or

On this day 1985 The Golden Girls debuted on NBC.

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