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Craftsmanship Craftsmanship

On this day in 1988 Dolora Zajick made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Azucena.

on October 08, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Orientation Orientation

There were plenty of Turan-do’s and only a few Turandon’ts at the Met’s Turandot Sunday afternoon.

on October 07, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Infused with individuality Infused with individuality

On this day in 1965 mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Eboli.

on October 07, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy” “It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy”

Born on this day in 1887 soprano Maria Jeritza.

on October 06, 2019 at 12:29 PM
Marcello Giordani 1963-2019 Marcello Giordani 1963-2019

It is reported that the tenor died suddenly today of a heart attack in his home in Augusta, Sicily.

on October 05, 2019 at 11:58 AM
La Gioconda La Gioconda

Met diva of the moment Anna Pirozzi sings the title role in this broadcast from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

on October 05, 2019 at 10:00 AM
The glamorous life The glamorous life

Happy 96th birthday actress Glynis Johns.

on October 05, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“I only do what I like to do” “I only do what I like to do”

Happy 63rd birthday actor Christoph Waltz.

on October 04, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Hot takes, get your hot takes here Hot takes, get your hot takes here

“In none of this was he ever anything close to perfect. Great artists never are. Without their devils there would be no angels.”

on October 03, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Turandot Turandot

Join us, cher public and stranger alike, for tonight’s broadcast.

on October 03, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Miss me blind Miss me blind

Which soprano, who’s so talented you’d think her career would go on forever, has quietly decided to retire following her current not every eventful season?

on October 03, 2019 at 11:08 AM
A Norman conquest A Norman conquest

When I first heard of this broadcast my thought was to save it to celebrate Jessye Norman‘s 75th birthday in 2020.

on October 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Direct and terrible Direct and terrible

Born on this day in 1859 actress Eleanora Duse.

on October 03, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Goodbye Los Angeles: Domingo resigns Goodbye Los Angeles: Domingo resigns

“The opera superstar Plácido Domingo resigned from his position as general director of Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from his upcoming performances there on Wednesday. ” [New York Times]

on October 02, 2019 at 2:05 PM
The other woman The other woman

I can’t think of an opera this year that I’ve enjoyed as much as Tuesday’s Met Macbeth, thanks especially to the smashing house debut of Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as its blazing Madame M.

on October 02, 2019 at 9:54 AM
“I intend to live forever, or die trying” “I intend to live forever, or die trying”

Born on this day in 1890 actor, comedian, author and television personality Groucho Marx.

on October 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM