On this day in 1965 Barbra Streisand starred in My Name is Barbra on CBS. Read more »
On this day in 1922 Fritz Lang‘s film Dr Mabuse, der Spieler premiered in Berlin. Read more »
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. Read more »
Update: Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from the Met’s Norma scheduled for opening night 2017, her publicist and the Met’s press office have confirmed to La Cieca. Read more »
On this day in 1970 Company opened at the Alvin Theatre to run 690 performances.
Welcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for tonight’s Met broadcast of La boheme, starting at 7:25 PM.
Giuseppe Verdi was so unhappy with the first production of his Giovanna d’Arco at La Scala in 1845 that he swore an oath to himself that he would never entrust that theatre with a prima again.
This season’s Met Donizetti Tudor Trilogy concluded with Roberto Devereux, given its penultimate performance by HD transmission Saturday, April 16. It is good to see these works finally given here; they are too important, too crucial a part of the operatic repertory to have been ignored for as long as they have.
The no-star, slapstick revival of John Dexter’s 37-year-old production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail that opened Friday night proved James Levine’s tenure as Music Director of the Met will end in two weeks with neither a whimper nor a bang.
Which diva gets to sing “I hope you die! I hope you die soon! I’ll be waiting for you to die!”
On this day in 1926 Puccini’s opera Turandot premiered in Milan.