Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • alejandro: I was there. IOLANTA was marvelous. I am not a Beczala fan but this was amazing singing tonight.... 11:50 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: JML, Thanks for correcting my misspelling. 11:45 PM
  • bluecabochon: I wouldn’t wait too long. Symphony Space only has seats upstairs, in the front rows,... 11:02 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: And apparently the R department, too. 10:52 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: IOLANTA! I am lacking in the N depatment. 10:51 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: The opera is called “Iolata̶ 1; (not “IolandaR 21;) and a... 10:50 PM
  • NPW-Paris: He left at the interval? 10:45 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Thanks, bluecabochon! I see there are theaters in NY and Philly, and just might try to get... 10:05 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Steveac10: I agree on all counts. Valente was a stupendously moving performer and her... 10:03 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Did anyone listen to the postponed prima of Iolanda tonight? This is the first time I... 9:59 PM

Smokey and the Pundit

jjOur publisher JJ will grace the airwaves of WNYC this afternoon at 2:00 PM for an appearance on Soundcheck.  The topic is that one on everyone’s mind right now, the renascent New York City Opera.

Purists should we warned in advance that this radio program will involve the use of electronic microphones.

UPDATE: Here’s the relevant segment of the show.

17 comments

  • sfmike says:

    Thank you, La Cieca, for that video clip. I’ve decided that there isn’t a frame of film in which Joan Collins appears that is less than fabulous, not to mention textbook camp.

  • squirrel says:

    LOL i just got back from the bodega, and when I clicked your video clip, the webstream from WNYC was still rolling unbeknownst to me, and so for the duration of the clip I heard simultaneous narration such as: “Anger, sadness, indescribable tenderness, these are the feelings that Precious evoked in me…”

    It was kind of like your Forging Song in Canon (though contrapuntally inferior).

    I guess you had to be there.

  • kashania says:

    God bless Joan Collins.

  • leboyfriend says:

    Sorry, Alto, you are qwuite right. I did mis-type his name. He does, however, quite happily answer to ‘Phil.’

  • leboyfriend says:

    Alto -- I can’t spell ‘quite’ either, apparently.

  • CruzSF says:

    I listened to the show on podcast before it was excerpted here, so I really felt that there was too little JJ. But he was certainly diplomatic about G. Steel, the Koch theater, and the added-by-demand performance of “Esther”!I didn’t know that JJ had appeared on Soundcheck before. Can you recall when he previously appeared?

    I trust that JJ or La Cieca will tell us all about “Esther” at NYCO, and the atmosphere in the newly refurbished theater. I can’t wait.