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.
Happy 48th birthday soprano Anna Netrebko.
Happy Labor Day / Labour Day US and Canadian parterrians!
Born on this day in 1862 playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.
On this day 1920 in the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.