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“I’ve always been multicultural myself” “I’ve always been multicultural myself”

Born on this day in 1927 singer, actress, comedian, dancer and activist Eartha Kitt.

on January 17, 2022 at 1:59 AM
Tosca Tosca

Streaming and discussion begin at 6:55 PM. Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

on January 14, 2022 at 6:52 PM
I am your Bebe now I am your Bebe now

Born on this day in 1901 actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer Bebe Daniels.

on January 14, 2022 at 10:29 AM
Are you there, God? It’s me, Margared Are you there, God? It’s me, Margared

Trove Thursday offers a nearly forgotten 19th  century opera with a most marvelous name: Le Roi d’Ys by Éduoard Lalo featuring a superb French cast led by Alain Vanzo, Andrea Guiot, Jane Rhodes and Robert Massard.

on January 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Mademoiselle will do Mademoiselle will do

Born on this day in 1905 actress Kay Francis.

on January 13, 2022 at 12:42 AM
Weep no more, my lady Weep no more, my lady

Born on this day 1910 impossibly difficult actress Luise Rainer.

on January 12, 2022 at 6:30 AM
Electrifying Electrifying

On this day in 1934 soprano Lotte Lehmann made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Sieglinde.

on January 11, 2022 at 4:07 PM
Midwinter marriage Midwinter marriage

Despite having lost its announced Cherubino, conductor and Count (the latter in the midst of rehearsals), the season premiere of Le Nozze di Figaro Saturday afternoon proved to be one of the most enjoyable Met Mozart performances I’ve attended in ages.

on January 11, 2022 at 10:27 AM
Young as we are Young as we are

Born on this day in 1939 actor Sal Mineo.

on January 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Lovely wonderful thoughts Lovely wonderful thoughts

On this dayin 1956 an encore live TV presentation of Peter Pan starred Mary Martin.

on January 09, 2022 at 2:42 PM
“You just have to think naked” “You just have to think naked”

Born on this day in 1911 ecdysiast Gypsy Rose Lee.

on January 08, 2022 at 3:21 PM
Fire Shut Up in my Bones Fire Shut Up in my Bones

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Will Liverman (Charles), Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie).

on January 08, 2022 at 11:27 AM
Mad Max Mad Max

Trove Thursday begins 2022 with a favorite magical opera tinkered with by another great composer: Weber’s Der Freischütz in Berlioz’s French version conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with the great José van Dam as Gaspard!

on January 06, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Enter, stage right Enter, stage right

Born on this day in 1913 actress and clothes horse Loretta Young.

on January 06, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Queen bee Queen bee

Also on this day in 1977 soprano Edita Gruberova made her Met debut as the Queen of the Night.

on January 05, 2022 at 1:05 PM
Rigoletto Rigoletto

Baritone Michael Chioldi jumps into the title role for tonight’s performance.

on January 04, 2022 at 2:40 PM