The Met’s final performance of the Puccini classic this season is today’s Saturday afternoon broadcast, with chat here at La Casa della Cieca starting at 1:00 PM. (Photo: Ken Howard)
The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito. [AP]
Mortality is ugly—it smells, it makes uncomfortable noises, it takes its time; and then there is the overwhelming sense of dread and helplessness.
Born on this day in 1887 singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality Sophie Tucker.
Les Pêcheurs de Perles with an impressive Francophone cast headed by the superb Nadir of Alain Vanzo, one of my favorite tenors.
Norman Lebrecht is a bloody-minded crank, but, honestly, some of the commenters on his site make him seem the reincarnation of Mother Teresa.
Born on this day in 1899 actress, producer, director, translator, writer and teacher Eva Le Gallienne.