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The rivals

Baritone day! Born on this day Ettore Bastianini (pictured) and Cornell MacNeil (both in 1922) and Pablo Elvira (in 1938). Read more »

“Aristocratic sensibility and simplicity”

Born on this day in 1907 soprano Jarmila NovotnáRead more »

“The silky-toned Miss Verrett makes the most of the situation”

On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen. Read more »

The royal family

On this day in 1971 Sir Rudolf Bing opened his final season at the Met with a revival of Don Carlo.

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Happy 91st birthday actress Rosemary Harris!

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The shades of it all

Happy 47th birthday soprano Anna Netrebko!

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No adjectives

On this day in 1971 the Met revived Norma with its surefire team of Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne.

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“Big, grand, impressive and vulgar”

On this day 52 years ago the new Metropolitan Opera House opened in Lincoln Center. 

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