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“I was never an ingenue” “I was never an ingenue”

Happy 74th birthday to actress and occasional songstress Kathy Bates.

on June 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM
La Bellissima La Bellissima

Born on this day in 1932 soprano Anna Moffo.

on June 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM
La traviata La traviata

In this video from 2015, soprano Lisette Oropesa makes her role debut as Violetta in a new production of Verdi’s La traviata at the Academy of Music.

on June 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Horse whisperer Horse whisperer

Born on this day in 1922 actress Eleanor Parker.

on June 26, 2022 at 2:00 AM
Samson et Dalila Samson et Dalila

Baritone-turned-tenor SeokJong Baek and superstar mezzo Elina Garanca take the title roles in Richard Jones‘s new production of Saint-Saëns’s biblical opera.

on June 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM
“Opera is big and scary” “Opera is big and scary”

Happy 82nd birthday to soprano and actress Mary Beth Peil.

on June 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM
She’s way ahead She’s way ahead

Happy 80th birthday actress and singer Michele Lee.

on June 24, 2022 at 1:52 PM
Of dreamless ease fled she Of dreamless ease fled she

Born on this day in 1916 actress Irene Worth.

on June 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM
“Pain and danger and fear” “Pain and danger and fear”

Happy 90th birthday to actress Prunella Scales.

on June 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Dream on Dream on

The second act of Dream of the Red Chamber reached the apex and provided the audience with soul-stirring fulfillment.

on June 21, 2022 at 1:07 PM
“I hated the whole idea of being an actress” “I hated the whole idea of being an actress”

Born on this day in 1921 actress and singer Judy Holliday.

on June 21, 2022 at 2:30 AM
A real vibrancy A real vibrancy

Your favorite box set-aholic here completely missed the release last August of Giuseppe Di Stefano – Complete Decca Recordings in honor of the great tenor’s centenary.

on June 20, 2022 at 3:14 PM
Consistently enthralling Consistently enthralling

To conclude its triumphant season, last week the Met Orchestra performed its annual Carnegie Hall concerts under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and once again performed superbly.

on June 20, 2022 at 12:51 PM
On the make On the make

Born on this day in 1911 actress Gail Patrick.

on June 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM
How high How high

Born on this day in 1912 soprano Virginia MacWatters.

on June 19, 2022 at 11:16 AM
Turandot Turandot

A new production of Puccini’s lyric drama is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Philipp Stölzl.

on June 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM