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I don’t want to know I don’t want to know

Happy 96th birthday to actress and treasure Dame Angela Lansbury.

on October 16, 2021 at 3:54 AM
Some people ain’t me! Some people ain’t me!

Happy 84th birthday actress Linda Lavin.

on October 15, 2021 at 6:38 AM
Emperor concerto Emperor concerto

The fifth annual edition of Trove Thursday’s “Handel for my Birthday” actually falls on the very day this year, and there are few broadcasts I love more than the 1972 BBC Tamerlano starring the greatest Janet Baker along with Norma Burrowes, Patricia Kern, Maureen Lehane and Alexander Young.

on October 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
“Do they criticize me?” “Do they criticize me?”

Born on this day in 1893 actress Lillian Gish.

on October 14, 2021 at 12:15 AM
Aller-retour Aller-retour

Born on this day in 1932 actress, dancer and singer Liliane Montevecchi.

on October 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Turandot Turandot

Christine Goerke and Yusif Eyvazov star in a live broadcast from the Met.

on October 12, 2021 at 5:49 PM
Broadway baby Broadway baby

Happy 53rd birthday to actress, comedian and singer Jane Krakowski.

on October 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM
The battle rages on The battle rages on

Born on this day composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813) and soprano Leyla Gencer (1924).

on October 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Jenufa Jenufa

Asmik Grigorian as Jenufa in her Covent Garden debut and Karita Mattila as the Kostelnicka lead a star cast with conductor Henrik Nánási.

on October 09, 2021 at 11:54 AM
Copper, won’t you dance with me? Copper, won’t you dance with me?

On this day in 1947 High Button Shoes opened at the Century Theatre, to run 727 performances.

on October 09, 2021 at 2:02 AM
Jazzing around and painting the town Jazzing around and painting the town

Born on this day in 1880 singer and vaudevillian Nora Bayes.

on October 08, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Riddle me this Riddle me this

Turandot finally arrives on Trove Thursday, but it’s the setting by Ferruccio Busoni which predates by a decade the one by that other Italian guy, and it’s paired today with Arlecchino, the composer’s other commedia dell’arte-influenced short opera.

on October 07, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Infused with individuality Infused with individuality

On this day in 1965 mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Eboli.

on October 07, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Drown a frown with a smile Drown a frown with a smile

Born on this day in 1906 actress Janet Gaynor.

on October 06, 2021 at 8:16 AM
Boris Godunov Boris Godunov

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. The original 1869 version runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission.

on October 05, 2021 at 5:34 PM
Lady willpower Lady willpower

Hie thee hither to the Lyric Opera House!

on October 05, 2021 at 2:48 PM