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Il fascino di una voce Il fascino di una voce

Happy 89th birthday soprano Rosanna Carteri!

on December 13, 2019 at 8:51 AM
Sitting Pretti Sitting Pretti

The Metropolitan Opera today announces two cast changes for its forthcoming production of Verdi’s La Traviata, opening January 10, 2020. 

on December 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM
Debutante Debutante

Fifty years ago on this day, Jessye Norman made her professional debut as Wagner’s Elisabeth at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.

on December 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM
Perseverance Perseverance

Happy 88th birthday actress and singer Rita Moreno.

on December 11, 2019 at 10:28 AM
Calling the shots Calling the shots

Heartbeat Opera has set Der Freischütz in a contemporary era, in a rural locale where gun culture reigns supreme and bullying is natural.

on December 10, 2019 at 8:25 AM
True West True West

On this day in 1910 Puccini’s La fanciulla del West had its world premiere at the Met.

on December 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Veiled threat Veiled threat

On this day in 1905 Richard Strauss’s Salome premiered in Dresden.

on December 09, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Orlando Orlando

The world premiere of Olga Neuwirth‘s opera in a live broadcast from the Vienna State Opera.

on December 08, 2019 at 1:58 PM
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar

On this day in 1949 the Jule Styne musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, making a star of Carol Channing and running 740 performances.

on December 08, 2019 at 11:34 AM
Give me libertine Give me libertine

Ryan McKinny’s Don is subtler, slyer, smoother, with a sharp wit and sense of dark humor that gives added dimension to the role.

on December 07, 2019 at 1:25 PM
Tosca Tosca

The opening night of La Scala features a new production of Tosca featuring Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi.

on December 07, 2019 at 9:00 AM
The Egyptian The Egyptian

Happy birthday to bass Zachary James.

on December 07, 2019 at 8:00 AM
The mauve decadent The mauve decadent

Born on this day in 1900 actress Agnes Moorehead.

on December 06, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Baton passed Baton passed

Eun Sun Kim has been appointed the Caroline H. Hume Music Director of San Francisco Opera, effective August 1, 2021.

on December 05, 2019 at 5:22 PM
The Queen of Spades The Queen of Spades

A second broadcast of the Met’s winter sleeper hit!

on December 05, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Grigolo gone Grigolo gone

Star tenor Vittorio Grigolo has been dismissed from the Met.

on December 05, 2019 at 10:56 AM