Cher Public

  • siegmund: I believe she sang almost all of the big wagner roles including brunnhilde and isolde in places like London and Vienna. 1:43 AM
  • Bluebeard: A pivotal scene features that image, plus it’s the poster used by other companies, such as the ROH. It’s a... 12:38 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I saw the livestream. Opolais is a great actress, and a decent musician, but her voice really lacks any bloom. It kind of... 11:19 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: RIP singer Lynn Anderson httpvh://www.youtu f3_Gke84 8:59 PM
  • aulus agerius: Why do the WRITTEN ON SKIN ads feature tats? It’s not about that is it? I decided not to go, BTW, affer viewing the... 7:46 PM
  • Bill: I liked Ludmila Dvorakova a great deal – she had a Flagstad like warmth to her voice – very rich in the middle. She sang... 6:37 PM
  • luvtennis: I would have a hard time suspending my disbelief too. How can you kill nuns to music that’s this much FUN!... 5:49 PM
  • zinka: https://www.youtub ch_query=+ludmila+ dvorakova Sad..Died at 92 in a fire..VERY exciting singer!!!!! 5:26 PM

Don’t tell me the lights are shining

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 »

Guilt trip

“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]

Ebben sia pure… anch’io son tal

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 »

El Rancho

One night only, one night only, there’s nothing more to say

“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.”

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But the Levy was dry

The redevelopment that took place at Lincoln Center during Reynold Levy’s tenure as president of Lincoln Center represents a considerable accomplishment.

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Miss Ross

Come rain or come shine

On this day in 1983 a storm cut short Diana Ross‘s free concert in Central Park.

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Paris original

Another month, another La Traviata release on video.

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Leonie Rysanek


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.

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Hysterical blondness

Born on this day in 356 BC Macedonian king Alexander the Great.

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Two on the Aisle

Mouse packs house

On this day in 1951 the revue Two on the Aisle opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater for 276 performances.

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