Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), premiered on April 27 1867

Roméo et JulietteTragic Opera in five actsComposer - Charles GounodLibretto - Jules Barbier und Michel CarréLanguage - FrenchBased on - Romeo and Julia, William ShakespearePremiere - 27. April 1867, Théatre Lyrique, ParisLength - 2 ½ hours Roles: Juliette - soprano Roméo, son of Montague - tenor Frère Laurent - bass Mercutio, Romeo's friend - baritone… Continue reading Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), premiered on April 27 1867

The Life You Give: Barbra Streisand *1942

Barbra Streisand, born Barbara Joan Streisand, April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, is the singer, composer, actress, director, and producer who was considered by many to be the greatest popular singer of her generation. The first major female star to command roles as a Jewish actress, Streisand redefined female stardom in the 1960s and… Continue reading The Life You Give: Barbra Streisand *1942

Linda Ronstadt — in celebration (1946)

Jim Shea/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLinda Ronstadt circa 1980. I have been doing rooms on Clubhouse where I dedicate a couple of hours to individuals and events which I find inspirational or important in our history. But there is a very special joy in being able to celebrate a person in life, not postmortem. It will… Continue reading Linda Ronstadt — in celebration (1946)

Frida, in words

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” “They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.” “I wish I could do whatever… Continue reading Frida, in words