On this day in 1904 the first ice cream cone, created by Charles E. Menches, was served during the St. Louis World Fair. Read more »
“Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste…. What a lot of opera queens flock to is a corner of the repertoire that can be best labeled ‘guilty pleasures,’ pieces we all know are of dubious artistic quality—but what fun to listen!” [New York Observer]
On this day in 1933, soprano Caterina Jarboro performed the title role of Aida at the New York Hippodrome, the first African-American artist to sing a prima donna opera role in the United States. Read more »
“The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in ‘Voigt Lessons’ created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM.”
The redevelopment that took place at Lincoln Center during Reynold Levy’s tenure as president of Lincoln Center represents a considerable accomplishment.
On this day in 1983 a storm cut short Diana Ross‘s free concert in Central Park.
Let’s go back 45 years to a kinder, gentler Bayreuth with a 1970 performance of Der fliegende Holländer starring Donald McIntyre and Leonie Rysanek.
On this day in 1951 the revue Two on the Aisle opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater for 276 performances.