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She swam the moat

On this day in 1959, the musical Once Upon a Mattress transferred uptown to Broadway, to run 460 performances at the Alvin, Winter Garden, Cort and St. James Theatres. Carol Burnett won a Theatre World award for her performance as Princess Winnifred. Read more »


On this day in 1938, two Met debuts in La bohème: tenor Jussi Bjoerling and soprano Mafalda Favero. Read more »

Giovin, giocondo, sì possente, bello

On this day in 1903 tenor Enrico Caruso made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Duke of Mantua.  Read more »

Thank you for the music

Happy Thanksgiving USA Parterrians!

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Dark shadows

On this day in 1967 Herbert von Karajan first appeared at the Metropolitan Opera conducting and directing Die Walküre.

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Demons are forever

On this day in 1907 bass Fyodor Chaliapin made his Met debut in Boito’s Mefistofele.

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On this day in 1962 soprano Régine Crespin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Marschallin.

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On this day in 1974 tenor Jose Carreras made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Cavardossi.

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