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  • kashania: Phoenix: I agree. Frittoli is no longer at her best (though she is a good artist with a... 5:45 PM
  • rapt: Gee–do you suppose LaC didn’t make up “ladies and germs” either? Could it... 5:40 PM
  • davenport: Not an original quote – Noel Coward said the same about Claudette Colbert. Try using your... 5:15 PM
  • Porgy Amor: DSS: If you want one more vote… The Salzburg ’13 Don Carlo DVD is a valuable one for... 4:54 PM
  • phoenix: I also ‘only listened to the first half’. I found Frittoli’s Elisabeth rather... 4:51 PM
  • Rackon: I have that Don C on DVD from Premiere Opera. I love it. 4:50 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: KoNieczny! HeRlitzius! 4:46 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Just back from Munich and the Ring which ended Sunday. I found the production creative,... 4:45 PM
  • Fidelia: DSS, do watch that Blue-ray as soon as you can without wrecking your home life. (I have made a trade... 4:35 PM
  • Ilka Saro: I don’t want to pick on Frittoli, especially because I think she is a terrific artist. I... 4:28 PM

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 »

Happy Birthday Philippe Jaroussky!

The French countertenor is 35 years old today. Read more »

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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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Happy Birthday Maestro Wenarto

Still going strong after (approximately) 1,500 YouTube appearances, Our Own Maestro Wenarto celebrates the anniversary of his birth today.

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