Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Cicciabella: I don’t know if he’s ever sung it, but, based on his Otello and other Verdi roles,... 3:09 PM
  • rapt: Giacometti, however, would only sing with extremely thin sopranos… 2:52 PM
  • Fidelia: Thanks for your reply, Bill. Mr F agrees with you, and although a great admirer of Vickers thinks... 2:46 PM
  • Camille: Badly behaved vestal virgins are the BEST kind! Wouldn’t you be badly behaved if all you had... 2:42 PM
  • Camille: We mustn’t carry on any longer or La Cieca will wonder what we all have got in our pipes and... 2:40 PM
  • LT: Bill, this sounds very plausible. Considering she was going to debut the role of Aida in Rome under Muti... 2:39 PM
  • Bill: Well Pavarotti also sang Radames, at least some performances I guess he is in your first group. Di... 2:37 PM
  • danpatter: It occurred to me while listening to this that a few transpositions might help her enormously.... 2:10 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Le Roi de Lahore is another one I haven’t listened to for ages. If I carry on at this rate... 2:00 PM
  • Bill: Stoyanova already had stated in another interview in German that she had yet a third Strauss Role... 1:57 PM

le coeur a ses raisons

In today’s Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell explains how Stephen Costello “steals [an] aging queen’s heart.”

62 comments

  • Maud is a Cunitz says:

    Turns out, Anderson’s “L’amero” doesn’t have to be a memory thanks to You Tube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMBgg2-wPMg

    the flatness, wavering are there

  • kashania says:

    Anderson sang Norma in Toronto 3 years ago and was in great form. No high D at the end of first act but she had the high Cs. The voice is in very good shape and she sang beautifully throughout. She really caused quite a sensation. Her breath control was superb. She took some very slow tempi and showed she had the lung power to back them up.