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Halfy birthday

Friend of the box Andrew Whitfield (not pictured) is celebrating his birthday by slashing prices in half on everything in the Opera Depot catalog for the rest of the week. And there are free downloads, too!

Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous

To mark the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of excerpts from his epochal 1976 Ring cycle at Bayreuth as well as steep discounts on all other Bouleziana.

Happy Birthday Eleanor Steber

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of that superb American soprano Eleanor Steber. Read more »

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O sommo Carlo!

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Carlo Bergonzi, our friends at Opera Depot are offering discounts on their entire catalog of the legendary tenor’s performances.

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Happy Birthday Maria Meneghini Callas

Today would have been the 90th birthday of the quintessential prima donna.

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Happy Birthday Giuseppe Verdi

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Swan of Busseto, La Cieca invites the cher public to share reminiscences of great Verdi performances—and YouTube clips, of course!

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Happy Birthday Anna Netrebko

The Met’s new Tatiana is 42 today.

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Happy birthday, Licia Albanese

The legendary verista and Verdian celebrates the (official) 100th anniversary of her birth today.

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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Richard Wagner!

That most profound and controversial of all operatic composers was born 200 years ago today.

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Happy Birthday Anja Silja

The evergreen singing actress was born 73 years ago in Berlin.

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