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Grace, under fire

On this day in 1928 soprano Grace Moore made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Mimi.  Read more »

Figlia dei Faraoni

On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Amneris.  Read more »

Lady for a day

On this day in 1959 soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Lady Macbeth.  Read more »

Jeune premier

On this day in 2006 tenor Jonas Kaufmann made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Alfredo.

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A masterpiece may be unwelcome but it is never dull

Born on this day in 1887 writer and librettist Gertrude Stein.

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Bronze goddess

Happy 81st birthday soprano Martina Arroyo!

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This is new

On this day in 1896, the premiere in Turin of Puccini’s La bohème; on this day in 1922, the birth of one of this work’s greatest interpreters, Renata Tebaldi

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Stairway to heaven

On this day in 1974 Verdi”s I vespri siciliani was first staged at the Metropolitan Opera.

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I woke up like this

On this day in 1957 soprano Martha Mödl made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Siegfried Brunnhilde.

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Jest the way you are

On this day in 1973 baritone Ingvar Wixell made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Rigoletto.

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