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Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia di Lammermoor

Riccardo Frizza conducts Nadine Sierra (Lucia), Javier Camarena (Edgardo), Artur Rucinski (Enrico) and  Christian Van Horn (Raimondo.)

on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM
There wouldn’t be signs big enough There wouldn’t be signs big enough

On this day in 1959, Ethel Merman bellowed “Sing out, Louise!” into a Broadway theater for the first of 702 times, as the world’s greatest musical (per La Cieca) sprang forth.

on May 21, 2022 at 1:11 AM
Como crosses over Como crosses over

I feel that any singer attempting crossover would do well to listen to Perry Como to hear how it should be done.

on May 20, 2022 at 2:37 PM
Reviving a pharaoh Reviving a pharaoh

The Met brought back 2019 smash Akhnaten last night, with nearly the exact same cast and creative team, and with nearly the same knockout effect of three years ago.

on May 20, 2022 at 1:26 PM
Goddess of Pop Goddess of Pop

Happy 76th birthday to mean, moody, mononymous Cher.

on May 20, 2022 at 3:29 AM
Akhnaten Akhnaten

A return of the Philip Glass classic, live from the Met.

on May 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM
The many faces of Perry Como The many faces of Perry Como

To give an idea of how well Perry Como was able to “assume” different vocal identities, here he is doing his mega #1 1953 hit, “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes.”

on May 19, 2022 at 3:26 PM
“I lost control” “I lost control”

Happy 74th birthday model, singer and actress Grace Jones.

on May 19, 2022 at 2:44 AM
Perry Como: a Postscript Perry Como: a Postscript

In observation of the 110th birthday of Perry Como, May 18, 1912.

on May 18, 2022 at 3:47 PM
Room temperature Room temperature

It’s maybe not a surprise that Carmen is neither a good vocal nor temperamental fit for Isabel Leonard.

on May 18, 2022 at 12:41 PM
The two faces of Karita The two faces of Karita

An evening with Finland’s most famous opera star.

on May 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Rachel, Rachel Rachel, Rachel

It’s nice to see Sony Classical backing a serious operatic soprano and not some crossover refugee from Britain’s Got Talent or another syrupy Christmas album from the world’s reigning Heldentenor.

on May 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Your lifelong membership is free Your lifelong membership is free

Born on this day in 1931 actor Robert Morse.

on May 18, 2022 at 1:30 AM
“I sang before I could walk” “I sang before I could walk”

Born on this day in 1918 soprano Birgit Nilsson.

on May 17, 2022 at 11:25 AM
“Acting in the movies is just like ditch-digging” “Acting in the movies is just like ditch-digging”

Born on this day in 1909 actress Margaret Sullavan.

on May 16, 2022 at 1:35 AM
Songbird Songbird

Happy 86th birthday to soprano and actress Anna Maria Alberghetti.

on May 15, 2022 at 12:57 AM