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Queen of legato

Born on this day in 1897 soprano Rosa Ponselle. Read more »

Always on Sunday

Happy 78th (or so) birthday tenor/baritone/conductor Plácido DomingoRead more »

Infectious diseuse

Born on this day in 1865 cabaret singer and actress of the Belle Époque Yvette Guilbert. Read more »

Faster than a speeding bullet

On this day in 1984 bass Samuel Ramey made his Metroplitan Opera debut in Handel’s Rinaldo

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O tentatrice!

On this day in 1907 the Metropolian Opera premiered Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with the composer in attendance.

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Tears of a clown

On this day in 1960 tenor Jon Vickers made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Canio.

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General commander

Happy 85th birthday mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne.

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Too many sauces

On this day in 1958 Samuel Barber‘s Vanessa had its world premiere at the Met.

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