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R.I.P. New York City Opera (1943-2013)

New York City Opera Poster from 1944
One of the first New York City Opera posters from 1944.
8:24AM
October 3, 2013

After 70 years, the legendary New York City Opera is no more.

Podcast: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
12:00PM
September 25, 2013

In the first episode of the Opera Abbreviated podcast, Christopher Purdy takes a look at Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which will appear in movie theaters starting October 5 as the opening of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

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Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, buried side by side in Aldeburgh, England
2:58PM
September 17, 2013

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears were partners in music and in life.

Benjamin Britten is The Other Birthday Boy

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Benjamin Britten with soprano Galina Vishnevskaya
2:56PM
September 16, 2013

Benjamin Britten ‘s one hundred birthday is celebrated on November 22

Top Ten Tenors

9:00PM
August
31, 2013

Who is YOUR favorite tenor?

Verdi Bicentennial: What’s a Stiffelio?

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Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006) on the cover of Time in 1975
10:26AM
August 20, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi’s unknown opera actually came to the States in 1976. Verdi had been dead for seventy five years, and Stiffelio had been neglected since 1850. 126 years later, Boston got it right!

A New Controversy for the Metropolitan Opera

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Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev in concert, St. Petersburg
11:53AM
August 12, 2013

The Putin government ‘s threats against homosexuals has led to protests aimed at the Metropolitan Opera.

Remembering Regina Resnik

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Regina Resnik as Carmen
1:28PM
August 9, 2013

Regina Resnik has died at the age of 91. Here’s an appreciation.

Saturdays on Stage in August

10:10AM
August
8, 2013

Saturday on Stage presents “Opera and more” Saturdays at 1:30 on Classical 101. Here’s the program for August.

Soprano Licia Albanese Turns 100

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Licia Albanese in a recent photo. Today, she is 1oo and thought to be 104!
12:10PM
July
31, 2013

A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.