Headshot of La Cieca

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  • antikitschychick: Ha! What a hoot…sounds like a lot of fun. I can totally imagine a tug of war breaking... 3:35 PM
  • antikitschychick: haha yes so much wit in that scene…” ;do you know why I was sitting with that... 3:26 PM
  • antikitschychick: Completely agree :-D. Wish Hollywood would make more films like that now a days. Into the... 3:08 PM
  • Walther von Holzhaufen: Bravo, MontyNostry. 2:44 PM
  • Donna Anna: Glad you liked it AKC! As Pauline Kael said, the film is “doing to Il Trovatore what should... 2:40 PM
  • Troppo Primavera: When there are too many hysterical and petulant posts on this great site…’ A... 2:08 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: httpv://youtu.be/g 7k38rIGjxI 2:06 PM
  • phoenix: … ‘why was Dasch contracted for these performances (and so many others elsewhere); are... 2:05 PM
  • Lohenfal: It all comes down to expectations. When I go to a Met Figaro, I don’t anticipate hearing... 1:54 PM
  • A. Poggia Turra: I remember reading a story about the first baseball season played inside the Astrodome.... 12:53 PM

and five and six are witches’ tricks…

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CORRECTION: In the words of the immortal Anna Russell, La Cieca will now shriek, “I can’t count!”  There are in fact 13 singers included in the “Which Witch” quiz/competition, not 11 as your doyenne previously announced. Math is hard!

25 comments

  • armerjacquino says:

    I’m sure I should be insulted by harry’s post but I’m afraid I have no idea what he’s going on about. Something to do with erections, cheap pants and bathhouses, I think. I’ll have another think about it once I’ve finished washing with this rag on a stick.

    Grimgerde- I haven’t thought about Kula Shaker for ten years and I’m not about to start now. What a hideous band they were. Dangers of going to Injah on a gap year and smoking too much cheap Portuguese weed.

    I can’t remember where my ‘awakening’ came, although I’m damn sure it had nothing to do with Tom Jones. However, I did recently find an old diary from when I was fifteen in which I had written ‘Saw the film of La Boheme at the Chelsea Cinema. Fuck me, Gino Quilico is sexy’

    NB- I no longer think this.

  • Perfidia says:

    For me it started with the orgy scene in “The Ten Commandments.” I thought I wouldn’t mind falling into a fiery pit if I could have that much fun before. And then there was the naked wrestling scene between Oliver Reed and Alan bates in “Women in Love.” That sealed it.

  • DanPatter says:

    Hey WindyCityOperaman -- I couldn’t agree more about the current Met Hansel and Gretel. Perfectly awful. I saw it on the big screen -- I’m glad I didn’t pay Met ticket prices to see that piece of sh**. I loved the old Met production you mentioned and saw it live and several times on video. THAT was Hansel and Gretel, not the ugly new Met show.

    It makes me shudder to think what the new Ring will look like.

  • mrmyster says:

    DanPotter: And you can shudder even more when you contemplate what the new Met Ring (2010) will sound like!!!!
    Miss Voigt as Brunnhilde? That is already dead on arrival. How they do waste there money at Lincoln Center.
    MrM
    sfe

  • DanPatter says:

    Yes, I’m beginning to wonder if Voigt will sing the Brunnhildes in 2010. She seems to be having support issues from what I’ve heard, but I hope she can straighten these out. We’ll see. I always liked her, from her first Met Chrysothemis.I know I’m in a minority here when I say that I like the Met’s current Ring production. I don’t think the video does it justice, but I saw all of the operas multiple times (and one complete cycle in one week, with Gwyneth Jones) and never failed to be pleased with it. I enjoyed the video of the centennail Bayreuth Ring, so I’m not allergic to non-traditional productions. But I’m awfully glad I had the chance to see the Met’s traditional version. I haven’t yet seen the video of the Copenhagen Ring, but other than that, I’ve seen at least one or two operas from all of the other video Rings. The casts often win out in spite of the productions, and a few of them are ludicrous.