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Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut

Starring Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft, conducted by James Levine. From February 16, 2008.

on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Hadrian Hadrian

“With its blend of history, political intrigue, and fantastical invention, all woven into a heartbreaking love story, Hadrian gives one of history’s greatest queer romances the full, grand opera treatment.”

on August 10, 2020 at 4:37 PM
“An unusual display of jewels” “An unusual display of jewels”

Another point of etiquette is that a gentleman must never leave the ladies of his own box alone.

on August 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM
Perhaps the great loves come with tears Perhaps the great loves come with tears

Born on this day in 1902 actress Norma Shearer.

on August 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM
La cambiale di matrimonio La cambiale di matrimonio

In order to spare the cher public the agony of sitting through the Met’s Don Giovanni again, La Cieca offers this brand-new video from the Teatro Rossini di Pesaro.

on August 09, 2020 at 5:13 PM
Singing in the reign Singing in the reign

Happy 61st birthday soprano Maria Guleghina!

on August 09, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Agrippina Agrippina

Starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. From February 29, 2020.

on August 08, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Das Rheingold Das Rheingold

Frank Castorf’s staging of the Ring, premiered in 2013 and filmed in 2016, provoked controversy right from the beginning. For Castorf, the Rheingold of our days is oil; thus he places the first part of the tetralogy at a gas station on Route 66.

on August 08, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Grand tour Grand tour

Happy birthday tenor Bryan Hymel.

on August 08, 2020 at 9:39 AM
Parsifal Parsifal

Starring Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Bernd Weikl and Kurt Moll, conducted by James Levine. From March 28, 1992.

on August 07, 2020 at 5:21 PM
Unless you are a cheese Unless you are a cheese

Born on this day in 1884 actress and singer Billie Burke.

on August 07, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly

Starring Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon. From April 2, 2016.

on August 06, 2020 at 3:49 PM
Poisons of interest Poisons of interest

Trove Thursday uncovered two broadcasts of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia that share a fascinating nexus: in each an enduring superstar tenor—José Carreras/Alfredo Kraus—is poisoned by a soon-to-vanish rising-star soprano—Vasso Papantoniou/Margarita Castro-Alberty.

on August 06, 2020 at 9:00 AM
A pride of Leos A pride of Leos

Born on this day in 1619 soprano Barbara Strozzi.

on August 06, 2020 at 1:00 AM
Simon Boccanegra Simon Boccanegra

Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov and Robert Lloyd, conducted by James Levine. From January 26, 1995.

on August 05, 2020 at 5:47 PM
A mighty woman with a torch A mighty woman with a torch

On this day in 1884 the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe’s Island.

on August 05, 2020 at 8:00 AM