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Slow curtain

On this day in 2016, James Levine announced his retirement as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera to become music director emeritus.  Read more »

You can’t stop the divas

Happy 61st birthday soprano Aprile Millo (and birthday greetings to three more divas after the jump! Read more »

Three little birds

Born on this day in 1933 soprano Montserrat CaballéRead more »

Blonde faith

On this day in 1975 soprano Katia Ricciarelli made her Met debut as Mimi.

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Spring awakening

On this day in 1996 tenor Roberto Alagna made his Met debut as Rodolfo.

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Wild and whirling words

On this day in 1964, Richard Burton opened in Hamlet at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Once upon a prince

Born on this day in 1921 tenor Franco Corelli.

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Here comes my girl

On this day in 1989 soprano Sumi Jo made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Gilda.

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