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This world’s waited long enough

Happy 70th birthday actress Glenn Close. Read more »

It is the strain I heard within my soul

On this day in 1910, The Pipe of Desire by Frederick Shepherd Converse premiered at the Metropolitan Opera.  Read more »

Evil twin

Born on this day in 1906 actress Brigitte HelmRead more »

L’or pur de mes cheveux

On this day in 1894 Massenet’s Thaïs premiered in Paris.

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A star is born

Happy 88th birthday soprano Antonietta Stella.

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Growing up Grimgerde

Happy 88th birthday mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias.

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Doge day afternoon

On this day in 1857 Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra premiered in Venice.

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Based on a true story

Born on this day in 1544 poet and playright Torquato Tasso.

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A circumference of silence

Born on this day in 1910 composer Samuel Barber.

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Operette

Born on this day in 1822 composer Victor Massé.

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