If you hit the jackpot If you hit the jackpot

On this day in 1963, Liza Minnelli, age 17, made her off-Broadway debut in a revival of Best Foot Forward.

on April 02, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Happy April 1! Happy April 1!

This afternoon’s “Opera in Exile” features a live recording of Fedora with Franco Corelli and Maria Callas.

on April 01, 2020 at 12:01 AM
Il barbiere di Siviglia Il barbiere di Siviglia

From the first season of Live in HD, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez and Peter Mattei star.

on March 31, 2020 at 6:14 PM
Rare bird Rare bird

Happy 68th birthday soprano Nelly Miricioiu.

on March 31, 2020 at 2:43 PM
Time is very kind to her Time is very kind to her

On this day in 1892, Adelina Patti sang her first and only performance of La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera House.

on March 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Super bass Super bass

Happy 78th birthday bass Samuel Ramey.

on March 28, 2020 at 12:05 PM
Nobody gets anything for nothing Nobody gets anything for nothing

Born on this day in 1899 film diva Gloria Swanson.

on March 27, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Hello, Gorgeous! Hello, Gorgeous!

On this day in 1964 the Jule StyneBob Merrill musical Funny Girl opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run 1,348 performances.

on March 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Moment of truth Moment of truth

Born on this day in 1910 soprano Magda Olivero.

on March 25, 2020 at 11:37 AM
New York’s first diva New York’s first diva

Born on this day in 1808 soprano Maria Malibran.

on March 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Small victory Small victory

On this day in 1977 soprano Ileana Cotrubas made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Mimì.

on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Wer ein holdes Weib errungen

Born on this day in 1912 soprano Martha Mödl.

on March 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Going for the gold Going for the gold

On this day in 2003 the legendary Chita Rivera celebrated 50 years as a Broadway performer playing the role of Liliane LeFleur in a Broadway revival of the musical Nine.

on March 21, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Mods against tomorrow Mods against tomorrow

On this day in 1967, model, singer and entrepreneur Twiggy arrived in New York City.

on March 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Blame it on my youth Blame it on my youth

On this day in 1859 Charles Gounod’s Faust premiered in Paris.

on March 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Snow business Snow business

Born on this day in 1844 composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

on March 18, 2020 at 12:34 PM
Out of the ordinary Out of the ordinary

On this day in 1951 soprano Victoria de los Angeles made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Marguerite.

on March 17, 2020 at 10:41 AM
Einspring is here Einspring is here

On this day in 1991 soprano Renée Fleming made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Countess Almaviva.

on March 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Star quality Star quality

Happy 91st birthday soprano Antonietta Stella.

on March 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM
The sacred idol The sacred idol

Born on this day in 1922 composer, arranger and “King of Exotica” Les Baxter.

on March 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Ferocious friendliness Ferocious friendliness

On this day in 1973 film and nightclub diva Debbie Reynolds made her Broadway debut in the title role of Irene.

on March 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Nervous, questing, insatiable Nervous, questing, insatiable

On this day in 1949, Ljuba Welitsch sang the title role of Salome on a Met broadcast.

on March 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM
It was a glad adventure It was a glad adventure

On this day in 1954 the musical The Golden Apple opened off-Broadway.

on March 11, 2020 at 11:43 AM
The matching of tones The matching of tones

Born on this day in 1892 soprano Dame Eva Turner.

on March 10, 2020 at 1:09 PM