Kristine Opolais leads the cast in a film created by the Teatro Comunale Bologna.
Starring Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez and Alessandro Corbelli, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From April 26, 2008.
On this day in 1962 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened at the Billy Rose Theatre, to run 664 performances.
“Director Krzysztof Warlikowski and conductor Alain Altinoglu take on the challenge of revealing the essence of a work in which time and space are merely the remnants of a crumbled mosaic.”
Miss Bette Davis starred in the musical revue Two’s Company, which opened on this day in 1952 at the Alvin Theatre to run only 90 performances.
Happy 93rd birthday soprano Virginia Zeani.
On this day in 1950 Irving Berlin‘s musical Call Me Madam opened at the Imperial Theatre, to run 644 performances.
On this day in 1982 Eva Marton made her Met role debut as La Gioconda opposite Plácido Domingo, Bruna Baglioni and Cornell MacNeil.
“Trove Thursday” offers Offenbach’s irreverent La Belle Hélène featuring the beauteous Véronique Gens.
On this day in 1974 the Winter Garden Theatre was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
The Metropolitan Opera Guild has come such a long way since the days of dear Mrs. August Belmont!
“This influx comes during a time in which opera companies around the country… are struggling to compete with the addictive quick-pleasure center that is the smart phone.”
Departed this world on this day 42 years ago in Paris.
Happy 74th birthday soprano Jessye Norman.