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Per molts anys, Montserrat Caballé!

The legendary soprano celebrates her 80th birthday today. Read more »

Happy Birthday Magda Olivero

The fabled verista celebrates the 103rd anniversary of her birth today. Read more »

Happy Birthday Stefan Herheim

The Prince of Regie, who’ll direct a new Vêpres siciliennes for the Royal Opera this fall, is 43 years old today. Read more »

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Happy Birthday Philippe Jaroussky!

The French countertenor is 35 years old today.

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Happy birthday, Giacomo Puccini

“Il Leone di Lucca” (as La Cieca has never heard the composer called) was born December 22, 1858.

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The anniverary

It’s that date that rolls around once a year, cher public, the date we celebrate the 1993 founding of parterre box and the 1923 birth of Maria Callas.

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Happy Birthday Regina Resnik

The dynamic American singing actress celebrates the 90th anniversary of her birth today.

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Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson

La Cieca wants to get a jump on this busy birthday season by offering a remembrance of Birgit Nilsson a day early.

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Une femme d’un incertain âge

On this, the anniversary of her natal day, May 15, La Cieca likes to think back to that moment…

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Just what I wanted!

La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release.

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