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Fun laughs good times

Fasten your belts: the legendary performance of “Hey Big Spender” by Marilyn Horne, Carol Burnett and Eileen Farrell has shown up on YouTube.  Read more »

Women are like snowflakes

Happy 92nd birthday actress Arlene DahlRead more »

Broadcast: Aïda

Set aside Saturday afternoon, cher public, for listening and discussion of the new Salzburg Festival Aïda, featuring Anna Netrebko in her role debut as the titular princess in captivity.  Read more »

The good earth

“Trove Thursday” presents Janet Baker in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde from 1970 partnered by Jess Thomas and conducted by Josef Krips.

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“Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy”

>Born on this day in 1902 actress Norma Shearer.

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Papa can you hear me?

Happy 58th birthday soprano Maria Guleghina.

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Who (if anyone) wore it better?

Shirley Verrett in 1973 or Anna Netrebko on Sunday?

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Opolais your woman now

‘Bess, you is my woman now,’ featuring both Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn.

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A Frabjous Day: The Siege of Calais

The turntable set looks much the same from any angle: gutted concrete tenements and perilous alleys, instantly recognizable as a scene of urban guerrilla mayhem.

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Post-graduate

Happy 80th birthday actor Dustin Hoffman.

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