WindyCityOperaman

Dan Soda (Windy City Operaman) is a Chicago native whose first visit to opera was at age 17 and Massenet’s Werther with Troyanos and Kraus. Nothing was ever the same. Opera and concert performances, recordings and video are an obsession. He prepares Parterre Box’s daily birthday and anniversary tributes. He also enjoys concerts, live theater and movies.


Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have Analyzing what you haven’t got as well as what you have

Born on this day in 1898 soprano Grace Moore.

on December 05, 2021 at 11:58 AM
Set a date Set a date

Born on this day in 1921 film songstress Deanna Durbin.

on December 04, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Here in little Dallas Here in little Dallas

On this day in 1993 the first issue of parterre box was  published.

on December 03, 2021 at 9:46 AM
Questo popoloso deserto che appellano Parigi Questo popoloso deserto che appellano Parigi

Born on this day in 1923.

on December 02, 2021 at 8:00 AM
She was a gadabout, but she’s back again She was a gadabout, but she’s back again

On this day in 1968, for the first time in history, it was Turkey Lurkey Time.

on December 01, 2021 at 8:45 AM
The princess and the pirate The princess and the pirate

Born on this day in 1920 actress Virginia Mayo.

on November 30, 2021 at 8:58 AM
A journey to a star A journey to a star

Born on this day film choreographer Busby Berkeley.

on November 29, 2021 at 8:33 AM
“A raw slice of life” “A raw slice of life”

Born on this day in 1923 actress Gloria Grahame.

on November 28, 2021 at 1:03 PM
Now is the night one blue dew Now is the night one blue dew

Born on this day in 1909 author James Agee.

on November 27, 2021 at 6:18 AM
Simply the best Simply the best

Happy 82nd birthday to The Queen of Rock and Roll.

on November 26, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Wishbone Wishbone

“Liberace invites us to his Thanksgiving holiday celebration, playing and singing songs of the season, as well as classical numbers such as Falla’s ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ which a Hopi Indian dances to.”

on November 25, 2021 at 5:20 AM
Oh my goddess! Oh my goddess!

Born on this day in 1848 prima donna assoluta (and pedagogue supreme) Lilli Lehmann.

on November 24, 2021 at 8:34 AM
Grand designs Grand designs

Born on this day in 1892 illustrator and designer Erté.

on November 23, 2021 at 6:42 AM
“I love food, and I love parts” “I love food, and I love parts”

Born on this day in 1924 actress Geraldine Page.

on November 22, 2021 at 6:16 AM
“I’d rather dance than eat” “I’d rather dance than eat”

Born on this day in 1912 dancer Eleanor Powell.

on November 21, 2021 at 9:10 AM
A merry widow A merry widow

Born on this day in 1908 actress and comedian Imogene Coca.

on November 18, 2021 at 4:09 AM
It gives my heart a Pang It gives my heart a Pang

On this day in 1926 the US premiere and first Metropolitan Opera performance of Puccini’s Turandot.

on November 16, 2021 at 12:22 PM
Just come along with me a while Just come along with me a while

Happy 89th birthday to songstress Petula Clark!

on November 15, 2021 at 1:55 AM
State of Grace State of Grace

Born on this day in 1929 actress Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco.

on November 12, 2021 at 4:10 PM
Dreamboat Dreamboat

Born on this day in 1889 actor Clifton Webb.

on November 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Catch him if you can! Catch him if you can!

Born on this day in 1889 actor Claude Rains.

on November 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Maybe Tuesday Maybe Tuesday

Born on this day in 1922 singer and actress Dorothy Dandridge.

on November 09, 2021 at 12:33 PM
Man in the mirror Man in the mirror

Born on this day in 1847 novelist Bram Stoker.

on November 08, 2021 at 11:56 AM
The trill of it all The trill of it all

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Joan Sutherland.

on November 07, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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