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Now is the night one blue dew Now is the night one blue dew

Born on this day in 1909 author James Agee.

on November 27, 2021 at 6:18 AM
Stephen Sondheim 1930-2021 Stephen Sondheim 1930-2021

The master of Broadway musical theater died suddenly earlier today at his home in Connecticut.

on November 26, 2021 at 5:12 PM
Simply the best Simply the best

Happy 82nd birthday to The Queen of Rock and Roll.

on November 26, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Wishbone Wishbone

“Liberace invites us to his Thanksgiving holiday celebration, playing and singing songs of the season, as well as classical numbers such as Falla’s ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ which a Hopi Indian dances to.”

on November 25, 2021 at 5:20 AM
The river of dreams The river of dreams

The opera utilizes the idea of “magical realism,” telling a realistic story combined with elements of magic and fantasy.

on November 24, 2021 at 6:10 PM
The second time around The second time around

While the formulaic nature of some of Rossini’s other operas can undermine his ability to balance bravura singing and playing with legitimate drama, a concert Maometto II proves, with what it offers as much as what it lacks, that the formula still works.

on November 24, 2021 at 9:32 AM
Oh my goddess! Oh my goddess!

Born on this day in 1848 prima donna assoluta (and pedagogue supreme) Lilli Lehmann.

on November 24, 2021 at 8:34 AM
Eurydice Eurydice

Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl’s reimagination of the ancient Orpheus myth, told from Eurydice’s point of view. Erin Morley stars in the title role, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium.

on November 23, 2021 at 5:10 PM
An idea so bold and crazy An idea so bold and crazy

I proposed to Edita that we turn my 20-page paper into a book, a musical biography.

on November 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM
Let’s twist again Let’s twist again

In San Francisco Opera’s new Così fan tutte, the elements that most visibly read as “American” were a penchant for slapstick humor, overcooked blocking, and an abundance of cartoonish period costumes that hobbled the opera’s first act.

on November 23, 2021 at 9:21 AM
Grand designs Grand designs

Born on this day in 1892 illustrator and designer Erté.

on November 23, 2021 at 6:42 AM
Theodora Theodora

A concert performance featuring Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres, with Il Pomo d’Oro Choir and Orchestra conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

on November 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Love, your magic spell is everywhere! Love, your magic spell is everywhere!

Teatro Grattacielo presented two visions of love’s magic on November 13 and 14—one via Spain and Argentina (in collaboration with Opera Hispánica) and the other via Alsace by way of Italy.

on November 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
“I love food, and I love parts” “I love food, and I love parts”

Born on this day in 1924 actress Geraldine Page.

on November 22, 2021 at 6:16 AM
“I’d rather dance than eat” “I’d rather dance than eat”

Born on this day in 1912 dancer Eleanor Powell.

on November 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“It’s just that she loves too much” “It’s just that she loves too much”

Born on this day in 1920 actress Gene Tierney.

on November 19, 2021 at 10:15 AM