The Met’s cobranding efforts are really beginning to pay off. Read more »
Veteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.
On this day in 1896 the six-ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris fell on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others. Read more »
“Trove Thursday” presents Sena Jurinac‘s radiant portrayal of Janacek’s Jenufa opposite the implacable Kostelnicka of Martha Mödl.
The grand illusion is that we know it all. From four hundred years of opera, we’ve distilled the worthy survivors.
Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.
Los Angeles saw the first U.S. performance of Giacomo Puccini’s snow-dusted weeper in 1897 just a year after the young Toscanini led the prima in Turin.
On this day in 1890 Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana premiered in Rome.