Donizetti’s Anna Bolena opens the Metropolitan Opera’s 128th season. Anna Netrebko inherits the title role from Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Leyla Gencer and Joan Sutherland
Sophia Loren’s 1951 film of Aida is fun to remember on the great lady’s birthday.
Daddy of the Bluegrass and Folk Music Wade Mainer Died at 104.
A hoot, or several hoots from the 1995 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Come hear Mozart’s Requiem at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., 4 pm September 11
The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors: Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Barbara Cook.
James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.
Tenor Salvatore Licitra is in grave condition following a motorcycle accident in Catania earlier this week. He’s not stranger to dramatic events. The world of opera prays for him.
Linda Esther Gray has written a splendid biography of her mentor, soprano Eva Turner (1892-1990). Dame Eva was the first British born soprano to have a huge international career-and she was quite the character on and off stage. Beautifully illustrated-its a book for anyone who loves music-in no way a “diva memoir.”
Heart of a Solider is a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis and Donna DiNovelli-set betwe Vietnam in the 60s and 9/11.