Broadway babies

Birthday greetings to two musical theatre giants: Stephen Sondheim, 88, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 70.  Read more »

Pillow talk

On this day in 2008 soprano Angela Meade made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Elvira in Ernani. Read more »

Spring awakening

Happy vernal equinox, today at 12:15 PM EDT.   Read more »

Yaas, queen!

Three Metropolitan Opera premieres on this date!

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On this day in 1977 Alban Berg‘s Lulu premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in the as-yet incomplete two act version.

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On this day in 1951 soprano Victoria de los Angeles made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Marguerite in Faust.

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Each in her style a Delilah reborn

Happy birthday to a brace of perennial divas: Christa Ludwig (pictured), age 90, and Teresa Berganza, age 83!

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Age: still young

Two very different Broadway musical dramas opened on this date: Menotti’s The Consul in 1950 and Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady in 1956.

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On this day of victory

On this day in 1847 Verdi’s Macbeth premiered at the Teatro della Pergola in Firenze.

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Love me or leaf me

On this day in 1997 Robert Carsen made his Met debut with a new production of Eugene Onegin.

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