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Just to watch it get dark from the Top of the Mark

San Francisco Opera continues its competition with Lyric Opera of Chicago for the title of “World’s Dullest Opera Company” with the its announcement of the mostly lackluster 2019-2020 season.

Queen of legato

Born on this day in 1897 soprano Rosa Ponselle. Read more »

Another brickbat in the wall

Please be advised: article contains no brickbats besides “a guy I sat next to once said a soprano was overweight.”

Love of the earth

Claudio Abbado passed away on the 20th of January five years ago, just months before I began my Ph.D.

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Always on Sunday

Happy 78th (or so) birthday tenor/baritone/conductor Plácido Domingo.

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Infectious diseuse

Born on this day in 1865 cabaret singer and actress of the Belle Époque Yvette Guilbert.

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Broadcast: Pelléas et Mélisande

Join le tout Allemonde for this afternoon’s broadcast of Debussy’s apotheosis of evanescence.

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Standing together room

The Met is offering federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown free tickets.

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