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“I believe in the idea of the rainbow”

Born on this day in 1922 Miss Show Business. Read more »

Talent works, genius creates

Born on this day in 1810 composer Robert SchumannRead more »

Knight after knight

Happy 55th birthday tenor Roberto Alagna, currently in Paris for Samson et Dalila and Il trovatore going into rehearsals for his Bayreuth debut as Lohengrin July 25. Read more »


Happy 79th birthday tenor Giacomo Aragall.

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Let’s start at the very beginning

On this day in 1971, James Levine made his Metropolitan Opera debut.

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The Italian girl in excelcis

Happy 52nd birthday mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli. 

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Tall story

Happy 53rd birthday baritone Peter Mattei!

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Fire and music

Happy 69th birthday tenor Neil Shicoff.

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All the morning glories, or the fez!

The gayest tweet of all time ushers in mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade‘s 73rd birthday.

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Silver spoons

On this day in 1817 Rossini’s La gazza ladra premiered in Milan.

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