“[Renée Fleming] also proved herself skilled at musical comedy at times…. As for those aforementioned comic moments, she revealed her own fondness for Joseph Canteloube’s Folk Songs from the Auvergne.” [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]
On this day in 1846, Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine. Read more »
Joyce DiDonato will launch her new “Stella di Napoli” CD with a intime performance in partership with LoftOpera at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn. The event will include selections from the disc as well as a preview of the company’s impending production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Details on tickets and such are all on the LoftOpera website.
Born on this dayin 1905: film producer Joseph E. Levine (not pictured).
The appeal of Ariadne auf Naxos (for me anyway) is the acknowledgment that underneath it all, opera (and all other forms of “high art”) is really show business.
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves into the very recent past indeed to present Donizetti’s La Favorite in a concert performance starring Elina Garanca and Juan Diego Flórez.
On this day in 1966, the television series Star Trek premiered.