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The Merry Widow The Merry Widow

Sacre bleu! Renée Fleming eez ze reechest weedow in all ze Paree!

on October 20, 2020 at 5:31 PM
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo and John Relyea, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From March 24, 2007.

on October 19, 2020 at 5:54 PM
Farewell the tranquil mind Farewell the tranquil mind

On this day in 1943 Paul Robeson opened in the title role of Othello at the Shubert Theatre opposite Uta Hagen and José Ferrer. The revival ran 296 performances.

on October 19, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Aida Aida

Jonas Kaufmann was ready to jump into a concert performance at La Scala for the ailing Francesco Meli, but then the performance was canceled.

on October 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Don Pasquale Don Pasquale

Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo; conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010.

on October 18, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Attila Attila

From San Francisco Opera.

on October 18, 2020 at 12:15 PM
I don’t count sheep. I count lovers. I don’t count sheep. I count lovers.

Born on this day in 1902 actress Miriam Hopkins.

on October 18, 2020 at 11:36 AM
Roberto Devereux Roberto Devereux

Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 16, 2016.

on October 17, 2020 at 4:52 PM
Good golly Miss Debbie Good golly Miss Debbie

On this day in 1991 soprano Deborah Voigt made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Amelia.

on October 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Maria Stuarda Maria Stuarda

Starring Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Joshua Hopkins and Matthew Rose, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From January 19, 2013.

on October 16, 2020 at 5:27 PM
The Russian soul The Russian soul

Born on this day in 1962 baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

on October 16, 2020 at 12:11 PM
Anna Bolena Anna Bolena

Starring Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Tamara Mumford, Stephen Costello and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From October 15, 2011.

on October 15, 2020 at 5:39 PM
Leyla and the pirates Leyla and the pirates

Next month in Bergamo Plácido Domingo takes on his zillionth—and possibly final—new role, so Trove Thursday previews it by returning to the same venue 50 years earlier for Donizetti’s Belisario with Leyla Gencer and Renato Bruson, a real baritone as its titular hero.

on October 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Loaf story Loaf story

On this day in 1951 I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz debuted on CBS.

on October 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM
L’Elisir d’Amore L’Elisir d’Amore

Starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. From February 10, 2018.

on October 14, 2020 at 6:41 PM
The First Lady of American Cinema The First Lady of American Cinema

Born on this day in 1893 actress Lillian Gish.

on October 14, 2020 at 11:23 AM