Silver lining Silver lining

On this day in 1975 soprano Roberta Peters celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Despina.

on November 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Living in the past Living in the past

On this day in 1981 Stephen Sondheim‘s Merrily We Roll Along opened at the Alvin Theatre, to run 16 performances.

on November 16, 2019 at 10:28 AM
A star is born A star is born

On this day in 1918 soprano Rosa Ponselle made her Metropolitan Opera debut (and her first appearance in opera!) as Leonora in La forza del destino.

on November 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM
Light my fire Light my fire

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Leonie Rysanek.

on November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“Let me feel, not speak” “Let me feel, not speak”

On this day in 1906 Alla Nazimova made her Broadway debut in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Princess Theatre.

on November 13, 2019 at 7:57 AM
Popp idol Popp idol

Born on this day in 1939 soprano Lucia Popp.

on November 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM
The constant nymph The constant nymph

On this day in 1993 Dvorak’s Rusalka finally appeared at the Met, with Gabriela Benacková in the title role.

on November 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM
She tells me you’re some sort of a genius She tells me you’re some sort of a genius

Born on this day in 1889 film and stage actor Claude Rains.

on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM
To draw a firm line To draw a firm line

Born on this day in 1883 stage and film actress Edna May Oliver.

on November 09, 2019 at 11:42 AM
Burnished Burnished

On this day in 1965 bass Nicolai Ghiaurov made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Méphistophélès.

on November 08, 2019 at 12:26 PM
A tidal wave of a voice A tidal wave of a voice

Happy 83rd birthday soprano Gwyneth Jones.

on November 07, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Touch me and you’ll burn Touch me and you’ll burn

On this day in 1928 the Metropolitan Opera presented the American premiere of Richard Strauss‘s Die Ägyptische Helena.

on November 06, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Not the marrying kind Not the marrying kind

Happy 47th birthday baritone Mariusz Kwiecien.

on November 04, 2019 at 9:04 AM
This is quite a problem, professor This is quite a problem, professor

On this day in 1954 Godzilla made his film debut in the classic kaiju film directed by Ishirö Honda.

on November 03, 2019 at 11:18 AM
Boy trouble Boy trouble

On this day in 2005 mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato made her Met debut as Cherubino.

on November 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“I don’t like traditions” “I don’t like traditions”

Born on this day in 1923 soprano Victoria de los Angeles.

on November 01, 2019 at 8:00 AM
ABC’s answer to trick or treat ABC’s answer to trick or treat

Happy Halloween, cher public!

on October 31, 2019 at 8:00 AM
That Park Avenue air That Park Avenue air

On this day in 1940, the musical Panama Hattie opened at the 46th Street Theatre, to run 501 performances.

on October 30, 2019 at 12:38 PM
Soprano-crusher Soprano-crusher

On this day in 1956 Maria Callas made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Norma.

on October 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Fashion is a language Fashion is a language

Born on this day in 1898 costume designer Edith Head.

on October 28, 2019 at 10:28 AM
Imperious splendor Imperious splendor

On this day in 1958 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with Tosca, featuring Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco and George London.

on October 27, 2019 at 12:21 PM
Electric excitement Electric excitement

On this day in 1959 mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Azucena.

on October 26, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Elegy of Life Elegy of Life

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Galina Vishnevskaya.

on October 25, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Allmächt’ge Jungfrau Allmächt’ge Jungfrau

Happy 64th birthday soprano Cheryl Studer.

on October 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM