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“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful”

Happy 83rd birthday actress Sophia LorenRead more »

Carte Blanche

Born on this day in 1918 mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom (some sources say 1915.)   Read more »

Blonde item

Happy 46th birthday soprano Anna NetrebkoRead more »

There’s never been a better banana cake

Born on this day in 1925 actress singer and Leonie Rysanek doppelgänger Dorothy Loudon.

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“Once you get on stage, everything is right”

On this day 51 years ago the new Metropolitan Opera House opened in Lincoln Center. 

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A te sovrana Augusta

Happy 72nd birthday soprano Jessye Norman.

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O sogni d’or

On this day 1985 The Golden Girls debuted on NBC.

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“There are no more geniuses, only critics”

Born on this day in 1874 composer Arnold Schoenberg.

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“Searching, almost harrowing”

Born on this day in 1938 mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos.

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That evening sun

On this day in 1914 composer W. C. Handy published “St. Louis Blues.”

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