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One who or that which sheds its skin One who or that which sheds its skin

Happy 44th birthday to Broadway’s Laura Benanti

on July 15, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Smiles of a summer birthday Smiles of a summer birthday

Born on this day in 1918 director and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman

on July 14, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly

Daniele Rustioni conducts Ermonela Jaho, Adam Smith, Mihoko Fujimura, and Lionel Lhote in a slightly delayed broadcast of Andrea Breth‘s production from Aix-en-Provence

on July 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Così fan tutte Così fan tutte

A performance recorded earlier this month in London featuring Golda Schultz, Samantha Hankey, Daniel Behle, Andrè Schuen, Gerald Finley, and Jennifer France conducted by Alexander Soddy

on July 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Classics never get old Classics never get old

Born on this day in 1924 tenor Carlo Bergonzi

on July 13, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Samson Samson

Raphaël Pichon conducts the Pygmalion ensemble and Jarrett Ott, Jacquelyn Stucker, Lea Desandre, and Nahuel Di Pierro in Claus Guth‘s revivification of Rameau and Voltaire‘s lost opera live from Aix-en-Provence

on July 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Fjord technique Fjord technique

Born on this day in 1895 soprano Kirsten Flagstad

on July 12, 2024 at 6:00 AM
<em>Iphigénie en Aulide</em> et <em>en Tauride </em> <em>Iphigénie en Aulide</em> et <em>en Tauride </em>

A broadcast of Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s back-to-back Gluck productions from Aix-en-Provence featuring Corinne Winters, Russell Braun, Véronique Gens, Florian Sempey, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, and Alexandre Duhamel with Le Concert d’Astrée conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm

on July 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Breaking boundaries and glasses Breaking boundaries and glasses

Born on this day in 1925 soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs

on July 11, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Remember, darling? Remember, darling?

During the 1970s, Stephen Sondheim composed Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd–five richly varied masterpieces of musical theater in a nearly miraculous burst of creativity.

on July 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
His curls are hurly-burly His curls are hurly-burly

Happy 55th birthday tenor Jonas Kaufmann

on July 10, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Pelleas et Mélisande Pelleas et Mélisande

Ben Bliss, Sabine Devieilhe, Franz-Josef Selig, Sophie Koch, and Christian Gerhaher are conducted in a live broadcast from the Munich Opera Festival by Hannu Lintu

on July 09, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Anabaptism by fire Anabaptism by fire

As revivals of the composer’s sprawling works represent a daunting expense for many opera houses, exceptionally cast recordings of such concert performances serve as valuable documents that foster appreciation for his achievements.

on July 09, 2024 at 9:00 AM
A bigger splash A bigger splash

Happy 87th birthday painter and designer David Hockney

on July 09, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Samson Samson

Raphaël Pichon conducts the Pygmalion ensemble and Jarrett Ott, Jacquelyn Stucker, Lea Desandre, and Nahuel Di Pierro in Claus Guth‘s revivification of Rameau and Voltaire‘s lost opera from Aix-en-Provence

on July 08, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Christmas in July Christmas in July

Not too long ago, Benjamin Bernheim gave an interview to Opéra Magazine in which he stated “Je ne suis pas un top model.”

on July 08, 2024 at 9:00 AM