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On Stage Jokes

2:16PM
December
30, 2013

City Ballet in New York and the Metropolitan Opera have pulled back the curtain just a bit and allowed us a little glimpse behind the scenes.

Met Opera Singer Shines Again after Stroke

1:40PM
December
16, 2013

if you’re a musician and you have a stroke, your life might go on, but your career very well might not. Bass Eric Jordan faced this musicians’ nightmare and, along the long road to recovery discovered that singing was just what the doctor ordered.

Opera Abbreviated: Falstaff

Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
11:55AM
December 5, 2013

Opera Abbreviated presents a pithy few minutes on Verdi’s Falstaff

The Return of James Levine

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James Levine
11:48AM
September 26, 2013

James Levine, born 70 years ago in Cincinnati has been music director of the Metropolitan Opera for decades. He is recognized as one of the world’s great conducts.

Two Boys by Nico Muhly

5:14AM
September
12, 2013

An new opera for the Met: Two Boys by Nico Muhly opens on October 21.

Richard Tucker Day in New York and Beyond

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Richard Tucker died in 1975. His 100th birthday is celebrated August 28, Richard Tucker Day in New York
10:23AM
August 26, 2013

Tenor Richard Tucker’s (1913-1975) 100th birthday is celebrated August 28. Mayor Bloomberg declares that date ‘Richard Tucker Day’

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.

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.

My Unforgettable Performances

3:11PM
July
10, 2013

A listener asked and here’s my answer, performances I was privilege to hear and will never forget.