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Let’s make the new year far from a blue year

Let’s make the new year far from a blue year

Let’s make the new year far from a blue year Happy New Year’s Eve, cher public, and be sure to return to parterre this evening at 6:25 for a discussion of the Met broadcast of Tosca. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=d87VeWx2FUc Born on this day in 1905 composer Jule Styne //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh4Usgpavjk Born on this day in 1908 baritone Marko Rothmüller //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdl4pxgXNoY Happy 81st birthday mezzo-soprano Eva Randová //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZwLO1db7o Happy 59th birthday conductor Graeme Jenkins //www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0f-CV1Zn_I Source: Music-2 Let’s make ... Read More »

Ladies in the shade

Ladies in the shade

Ladies in the shade On this day in 1954 the Harold Arlen-Truman Capote musical House of Flowers opened on Broadway.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu91wObYGBs Born on this day in 1910 composer Paul Bowles. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWSiQK1Jeg On this day in 1927 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari‘s opera Sly premieres at LaScala. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=P67W5RNyjIw Born on this day in 1943 tenor Gösta Winbergh. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2DiZvGJ-cQ On this day in 1948 Cole Porter&8216;s Kiss Me Kate opened on Broadway. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E2GM5bB3IY Happy 65th birthday soprano June Anderson. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e5sGY5aWVE ... Read More »

The Definitive Ranking of All of Dusty Button's Craziest Turning Videos

The Definitive Ranking of All of Dusty Button's Craziest Turning Videos

The Definitive Ranking of All of Dusty Button's Craziest Turning Videos If you’ve ever scrolled through Boston Ballet principal Dusty Button’s Instagram , you’ve probably experienced the mixture of utter disbelief and total envy that comes with watching videos of her turning. She’s ridiculously aerodynamic, endlessly daring, and every time you think she’s done, she fits in another revolution. We rounded up her most mind-blowing turning videos, ranked by how far they made our jaws ... Read More »

Six Ways To Improve Your Extensions

Six Ways To Improve Your Extensions

Six Ways To Improve Your Extensions Ever find yourself lusting after that six o’clock penché, or a développé that will reach your nose? You’re not alone. The eye is naturally drawn to the end points of a movement, and, in dance, that often translates to the highest extension. But what if you’re born without extreme, Instagram-worthy lines? It’s a matter of developing a laser focus on alignment as well as strengthening and stretching with better ... Read More »

Watching Nutcracker with Two First-Timers: My 35-Year-Old Fiancé & 5-Year-Old Nephew

Watching Nutcracker with Two First-Timers: My 35-Year-Old Fiancé & 5-Year-Old Nephew

Watching Nutcracker with Two First-Timers: My 35-Year-Old Fiancé & 5-Year-Old Nephew As any good bunhead would tell you, Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for me as old as leaving cookies out for Santa Claus. But this year, I got to experience it with fresh eyes by taking both my 35-year-old fiancé and my 5-year-old nephew for their first times. I didn’t plan on being a Nutcracker evangelist. But my fiancé Brent decided he really, really ... Read More »

Carlos at the Bat

Carlos at the Bat

Carlos at the Bat Sunday is New Year’s Eve and the Met premieres its new, possibly cursed production of Tosca but “Trove Thursday” celebrates with more traditional fare offering Carlos Kleiber conducting Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus with Lucia Popp, Bernd Weikl, Brigitte Fassbaender, Janet Perry, Wolfgang Brendel and Josef Hopferweiser.  Kleiber fils had perhaps the most acclaimed yet peculiar career of any conductor of the 20th century. His operatic repertoire consisted of perhaps a dozen ... Read More »

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