That most profound and controversial of all operatic composers was born 200 years ago today. Read more »
The evergreen singing actress was born 73 years ago in Berlin. Read more »
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is first among equals in a spectacular cast when she sings the title role of Ariodante in this season’s installment of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed cycle of Handel’s operas in concert. A brilliantly melodic work, the opera features outstanding arias for each of the principal singers, including Ariodante’s melancholy “Scherza infida” and show-stopping “Doppo note.” Harry Bicket and The English Concert bring authentic Handelian brilliance to this marvelous opera. (Photo: Simon Pauly) Get tickets. Read more »
The legendary soprano celebrates her 80th birthday today. Read more »
The fabled verista celebrates the 103rd anniversary of her birth today.
“Il Leone di Lucca” (as La Cieca has never heard the composer called) was born December 22, 1858.
The dynamic American singing actress celebrates the 90th anniversary of her birth today.