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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.



The dark knight rises

Happy 58th birthday baritone Simon Keenlyside. Read more »

Silver lining

Happy 81st birthday soprano Gundula JanowitzRead more »

Father figure

Happy 92nd birthday bass Theo Adam. Read more »

Password?

Happy 53rd birthday writer J.K. Rowling!

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Femme fatale

Happy 55th birthday mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina.

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“You have to be able to enthral and persuade at the same time”

Happy 77th birthday conductor Riccardo Muti.

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Portrait of a lady

Happy 66th birthday soprano Carol Vaness.

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Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe

Happy 50th birthday soprano Anne Schwanewilms.

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