Die Schweigsame Frau, in a Munich performance featuring Kurt Moll, Julie Kaufmann, Francisco Araiza and Wolfgang Rauch conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Director R.B. Schlather deftly walks a porous boundary, casting this primordial paroxysm of Germanness as a dialogue between its naïve and moralistic narrative with its outsized legacy.
Happy 74th birthday to actress and occasional songstress Kathy Bates.
Born on this day in 1932 soprano Anna Moffo.
parterre box, “the most essential blog in opera” (New York Times), is now booking display advertising for fall 2022. Join Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Warner Classics and many others in reaching your target audience through parterre box.
In this video from 2015, soprano Lisette Oropesa makes her role debut as Violetta in a new production of Verdi’s La traviata at the Academy of Music.
Born on this day in 1922 actress Eleanor Parker.
Baritone-turned-tenor SeokJong Baek and superstar mezzo Elina Garanca take the title roles in Richard Jones‘s new production of Saint-Saëns’s biblical opera.
Happy 82nd birthday to soprano and actress Mary Beth Peil.
parterre box, “the most essential blog in opera” (New York Times), is now booking display advertising for summer 2022. Join Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Warner Classics and many others in reaching your target audience through parterre box.
Happy 80th birthday actress and singer Michele Lee.
Born on this day in 1916 actress Irene Worth.
Happy 90th birthday to actress Prunella Scales.
The second act of Dream of the Red Chamber reached the apex and provided the audience with soul-stirring fulfillment.
Born on this day in 1921 actress and singer Judy Holliday.
Your favorite box set-aholic here completely missed the release last August of Giuseppe Di Stefano – Complete Decca Recordings in honor of the great tenor’s centenary.
To conclude its triumphant season, last week the Met Orchestra performed its annual Carnegie Hall concerts under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and once again performed superbly.
Born on this day in 1911 actress Gail Patrick.
Born on this day in 1912 soprano Virginia MacWatters.
A new production of Puccini’s lyric drama is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Philipp Stölzl.