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Prodigal sun Prodigal sun

June on parterre box was a month of Egyptian sun gods and some very enthusiastic video watching.

on July 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
The climax of Mildred’s life The climax of Mildred’s life

Born on this day in 1892 author James M. Cain.

on July 01, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Die Walküre Die Walküre

Starring Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, James Morris and Kurt Moll; conducted by James Levine. From April 8, 1989 at the Metropolitan Opera.

on June 30, 2020 at 4:57 PM
Wild horses Wild horses

This video recording of Il trovatore is sensational for all the right and wrong reasons simultaneously.

on June 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM
“I’m not alone, I’m free” “I’m not alone, I’m free”

Born on this day in 1917 songstress and activist Lena Horne.

on June 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
La Fille du Régiment La Fille du Régiment

Starring Pretty Yende, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Turner, Javier Camarena, and Maurizio Muraro; conducted by Enrique Mazzola. Transmitted live on March 2, 2019.

on June 29, 2020 at 5:59 PM
A necessary luxury A necessary luxury

One of the greatest pleasures of our continuing Katharine Hepburn series for me has been rediscovering how marvelous she can be.

on June 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM
Dueling duels Dueling duels

Mr. Wilson’s production concept, according to his liner notes, has more to do with Paris at the time of the premiere and a “world of memory” than it does with the storytelling of civil war in medieval Spain.

on June 29, 2020 at 1:58 PM
I puritani I puritani

A streaming performance of Bellini’s melodrama from the Staatsoper Stuttgart.

on June 29, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Shirl thing Shirl thing

On this day in 1954, Carol Haney was ill for the matinee performance of The Pajama Game and her understudy Shirley MacLaine went on.

on June 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Die Zauberflöte Die Zauberflöte

Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, Christian Van Horn and René Pape; conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on October 14, 2017.

on June 28, 2020 at 6:03 PM
Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut

Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star in this telecast from the Bayerische Staatsoper on July 31, 2015.

on June 28, 2020 at 1:20 PM
Fatal beauty Fatal beauty

Happy 36th birthday mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili!

on June 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Cendrillon Cendrillon

Starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote and Stephanie Blythe; conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Transmitted live on April 28, 2018.

on June 27, 2020 at 5:58 PM
Lohengrin Lohengrin

Christian Thielemann conducts Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Tomasz Konieczny, Georg Zeppenfeld and Evelyn Herlitzius.

on June 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM
La Bellissima La Bellissima

Born on this day in 1932 soprano Anna Moffo.

on June 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM