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Broadcast: Der Prinz von Homburg

The rarely-heard Hans Werner Henze opera is telecast live from the Staatsoper Stuttgart beginning at 2:20 PM.

One more ‘Kiss’

Cole Porter wrote music and lyrics for more than two dozen Broadway musicals over nearly four decades. Scads of his individual numbers are cornerstones of the Great American Songbook. Yet the shows themselves are largely forgotten–or, as in the case of Anything Goes, now performed in radically revised editions.  Read more »

A saucerful of secrets

Born on this day in 1912 soprano/mezzo-soprano Martha MödlRead more »

The quality of mercy

“Trove Thursday” offers Mozart’s late opera seria in a Paris “pirate” featuring the high-voltage diva-duo of Anna Caterina Antonacci and Elina Garanca.

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Give me a ‘Ring’ sometime

On this day in 1975 the Metropolitan Opera completed its first integral Ring cycle since 1962.

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Broadcast: Rigoletto

The chat is late, but it’s here! (Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

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Lite Meyerbeer

Amore Opera, one of New York’s smaller opera companies, is presenting the first local run of Dinorah, ou le Pardon de Ploërmel since before the war.

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Born to lose

Robert Lepage‘s direction of a crucial scene in the Ring is even worse than Otto Schenk‘s, if such a thing is possible.”

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