There’s a queen waiting there with a silvery crown

On this day in 1996 the 25th Anniversary Gala for conductor James Levine (not pictured) took place at the Met. Ah the memories!  Read more »

Bless this day

On this day in 2007: the Metropolitan Opera debut of tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Almaviva.  Read more »

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of soprano Astrid VarnayRead more »

In the old tradition

On this day in 1950, Met audiences thrilled to hear a vivid singing actress performing the title role of Tosca for the first time.

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And the sheep sails on

On this day in 1775 Mozart’s Il re pastore premiered in Salzburg.

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Hustle and Flo

Happy 83rd birthday mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto.

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Devil may care

On this day in 2005, the Met opened a new production of Faust.

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Da drang aus meinem Stöhnen ein Laut so klagevoll

On this day in 1967 soprano Elisabeth Grümmer made her Metropolitan Opera debut on tour in Boston, as Elsa.

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Everything will be as right as right can be

On this day in 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel opened at the Majestic Theatre, to run 890 performances.

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Cat’s meow

Happy 70th birthday soprano Catherine Malfitano

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