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The grand manner The grand manner

Born on this day in 1927 soprano Régine Crespin.

on February 23, 2020 at 12:16 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Believe it or not, it’s the final Nozze of the Met’s 2019-2020 season.

on February 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM
After the parade After the parade

Dolly definitely did not have me at Hello!

on February 22, 2020 at 9:59 AM
Beautiful ghost Beautiful ghost

Born on this day in 1930 soprano and film “ghost” singer Marni Nixon.

on February 22, 2020 at 9:27 AM
Happy birthday Christine Ebersole! Happy birthday Christine Ebersole!

The actress and songstress is 67 today! Born on this day in 1907 librettist and poet W H Auden.

on February 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM
Iconography Iconography

“American soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, is donating her personal archives to Juilliard, her alma mater.”

on February 20, 2020 at 6:18 PM
Advent Advent

Big news on two fronts!

on February 20, 2020 at 12:57 PM
A new meadow to wander in A new meadow to wander in

Over the past two decades, the understatedly beguiling Sasha Cooke has inched chronologically inwards in her subtle conquest of swathes of mezzo concert repertoire.

on February 20, 2020 at 12:32 PM
Love, loss, and what I sang Love, loss, and what I sang

Sunday is Handel’s 335th birthday, an event Trove Thursday celebrates with Rodelinda, Regina de’Longobardi, one of the composer’s most popular works.

on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
A fine day for a ‘Parade’ A fine day for a ‘Parade’

On this day in 1981 the Metropolitan Opera premiered triple bill of Satie’s Parade, Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.

on February 20, 2020 at 9:23 AM
Love sex magic Love sex magic

By an astounding coincidence, on Monday night Handel’s third and fourth extant operas were being performed simultaneously across the street from each other at Lincoln Center.

on February 19, 2020 at 12:32 PM
Favorite things Favorite things

Donizetti’s La Favorite remains a relative rarity in the repertoire, especially in the original French version.

on February 19, 2020 at 12:12 PM
Star, flaming Star, flaming

On this day in 1967 soprano Lucia Popp made her Met debut as the Queen of the Night.

on February 19, 2020 at 11:52 AM
Così fan tutte Così fan tutte

Sorry for the late start, cher public!

on February 18, 2020 at 8:01 PM
Crowning glory Crowning glory

Born on this day in 1926 mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr.

on February 18, 2020 at 9:17 AM
All out of love All out of love

The success of Porgy and Bess at the Met forced bass-baritone Eric Owens, the newly installed director of vocal studies at the Curtis Institute, to cancel a long-planned afternoon recital at the school on February 16.

on February 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM