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An American soprano

Happy 69th birthday soprano Catherine MalfitanoRead more »

Lady With a Repertoire

sstri“If you’ve overdosed on Der Rosenkavalier in the past week, let’s go back a few years to Richard Strauss’ first operatic hit: Salome. Read more »

Quick bright things

Born on this day in 1927 soprano Marie CollierRead more »

Broadcast: Aida

Today’s broadcast of Aida from the Met begins at 12:30 PM, as does the traditional chat.

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Plane and fancy

On this day in 1738 Handel’s Serse premiered in London.

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Charfreitagzauber

parterre box revives a classic Good Friday tradition.

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Through a glass vaguely

Any production of Der Rosenkavalier that can transform the usually excruciating first half of the third act into a hilarious romp already has my vote.

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Il suon de nova voce lusinghiera

Happy 59th birthday soprano Aprile Millo.

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“Nicht heut, nicht morgen!”

But enough about Renée Fleming‘s farewell.

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Mountain high, valley low

Be wary of operas that are famous for just one aria or just one famous opinion.

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