Cher Public

  • La Cieca: You can stop acting like a pretentious jerk any time you like. Or understand that I am this close to putting you on moderation. 8:28 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Yes, Armer, of course – when I said “funnily enough” I meant when you think that Candide was, on the other... 7:58 AM
  • armerjacquino: “I read a book once. I didn’t like it much so I won’t be reading any others.” Good weekend to you... 7:33 AM
  • gustave of montreal: HA! Ha! @ «delicate little flower» Funny. I admit to attending just one musical in New York years ago. It was... 7:32 AM
  • armerjacquino: First sentence: should, not shouldn’t. 7:30 AM
  • armerjacquino: NPW- no reason why older musicals with acoustic instruments shouldn’t be miked, or at least no reason for radio mics.... 7:29 AM
  • manou: Monastyrska is indeed lucky to have such a fervent supporter. I am sure she will fare very well – but surely “lighter... 7:27 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Funnily enough, sometimes musicals are staged in Paris like operas, unamplified. 7:13 AM

It’s Pat!

patTonight’s Met season premiere of Il trittico features Patricia Racette‘s first local whack at the three heroines, which means La Cieca expects the parterre posse to be out in force. Check back here at beginning at 7:45 for a live chat coinciding with the Sirius/RealNetworks broadcast of the Puccini three-parter.


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    Krunoslav says:

    dorion says: “Racette is a generic soprano, a limited actress…”

    OK, dorion, if Racette is ‘limited” ( which nothing I have ever seen her do would suggest), whom would you consider a “gifted” operatic actress?