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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.

Beverly Sills: Queen of Nashville? A Monday Muppet moment

6:00AM
April
1, 2013

Beverly Sills has sung with some of the world’s biggest starts…but you know you’ve REALLY made it when you’re on – The Muppet Show.

Rosa Ponselle’s birthday

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Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981)
3:06PM
January 22, 2013

Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) was one of the world’s great voices.

This Saturday: Don Quixote and Jules Massenet

3:13PM
August
10, 2012

Jules Massenet died 100 years ago. We commemorate this anniversary with one of his last operas, Don Quichotte. Saturday on Stage, Classical 101.

New York City Opera Announces Plans To Leave Lincoln Center

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The New York City Opera has announced plans to leave the New York Theater, the company's home since 1966.
4:56PM
May
24, 2011

The New York City Opera has always been vital but is now teetering close to bankruptcy.

Beverly Sills at 80

Cover of Beverly Sills' Autobiography
The singer's persona and her book title might not have been in perfect alignment
9:52AM
May
28, 2009

May 29 is – okay would have been – Beverly Sills’ 80th birthday. She died in July, 2006. Thirty years after her last performances, it’s easy to forget the extent of her fame as an artist.