Born on this day in 1889 actress Margaret Dumont. Read more »
Having remained absent from the Metropolitan Opera since 1931, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell made a tepid return to the company last night (the first time in the original French!), with a new production by Pierre Audi. While it was wonderful to hear the brilliant score, performed by an impressive cast and orchestra, thoughtless direction stifled the epic drama. Read more »
On this day in 1987 a revival of Anything Goes opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, to run 804 performances. Read more »
Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor returned to Chicago Lyric Opera on Saturday evening.
This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.
On this day in 1963 the Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz–Mary Martin musical Jennie opened on Broadway.