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.
Born on this day in 1897 soprano Vivienne Segal, whose remarkable Broadway résumé included starring roles in the Ziegfeld Follies, The Desert Song, The Three Musketeers, The Chocolate Soldier, I Married an Angel, Pal Joey and A Connecticut Yankee.