Birthday anniversaries of sopranos Helen Jepson (1904)…
Michele Mariotti conducts John Relyea, Joshua Guerrero, Maria Agresta, Sofia Koberidze and Marco Miglietta in a live opening night broadcast from Rome
I can still vividly remember the first time the music of George Frideric Handel made an impression on me.
On this day in 1843 Michael Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl premiered in London
Join Parterre Box for a celebration of James’s life and legacy the afternoon of February 3, 2024 in New York City.
Happy 82nd birthday mezzo-soprano Susanne Marsee
Simon Rattle conducts Christian Gerhaher, Malin Bystrom, Thomas Blondelle, Brindley Sherratt, and Peter Hoare in a performance from Aix-en-Provence recorded this summer
Happy 78th birthday baritone Håkan Hagegård
Kazeem Abdullah conducts Will Liverman, Leah Hawkins, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Michael Sumuel, and Victor Ryan Robertson in a live broadcast from New York
Anna Bolena might be the earliest of Donizetti’s operas that might have name recognition to a non-specialist audience.
Although primarily known as a vanguard of the Downtown music scene, John Zorn’s artistic and intellectual ethos is at home at the decidedly Uptown institution of Columbia University.
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On this day in 1938 tenor Jussi Bjoerling made his Met debut as Rodolfo.
Despite this being the first full-length opera for Gabriela Lena Frank, there’s no lack of experience across the creative team which, along with favorable reviews for the production, contributed to high levels of anticipation.
Happy Thanksgiving, US Parterrians!
It took more than 25 years for Harmony, the passion project of singer-songwriter Barry Manilow, to reach Broadway, where it opened recently at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Born on this day in 1913 composer Benjamin Britten
Edward Hopper’s paintings from the 1930s and 1940s are simply lousy with windows.
On this day in 1967 conductor Herbert von Karajan bows at the Metropolitan Opera in Walkure.
I’ve never had a better time in an opera house.
In its Met premier, neither a talented cast nor some beautiful musical moments were enough to make Florencia feel new or vital.
On this day in 1907 bass Fyodor Chaliapin made his Met debut as Boito‘s Mefistofele