Take it as a high compliment to the harrowing, riveting Soldier Songs that I was grateful it lasted only one hour. My nerves couldn’t have handled more.
“High notes and high drama will be in abundance when this world-famous soprano-tenor pairing comes together for a thrilling performance broadcast live from Germany’s Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.”
Born on this day in 76 AD Roman Emperor Hadrian.
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Carlo Bosi, Artur Rucinski, Brett Polegato and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From October 26, 2019.
Happy 91st birthday soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara.
From the Met’s “greed is good” period, a Franco Zeffirelli production starring Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli. From March 27, 1985.
Born on this day in 1909 actress Ann Sothern.
From the Vienna State Opera: Marco Armiliato conducts Plácido Domingo, Freddie De Tommaso, Riccardo Zanellato and Anna Pirozzi.
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Starring Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From April 14, 2012.
During the 70s, Kiri Te Kanawa, particularly singing Mozart, became one of my favorite singers.
Born on this day in 1926 bodybuilder and actor Steve Reeves.
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. From October 7, 2017.
Dancing sheep! Flying sheep! Flying sheep who dance!
Born on this day in 1920 screenwriter and director Federico Fellini.
Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 7, 2009.
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville‘s 1753 pastorale héroïque, performed live at the Opéra Comique.
Born on this day in 1930 actress and activist ‘Tippi’ Hedren.
Starring Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. From November 1, 2014.