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  • PCally: Good for you I guess. I for one wish the powers that be at the met had hired herlitzius instead of stemme for the upcoming... 3:46 PM
  • oscar: Well I think Harteros is a boring singer and Herlitzius has the ugliest voice I’ve ever heard. Nah nah na na. 3:31 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: ‘ Racette was a great singer and actress,’. A great singer? Sorry no dice. A great singer if we just leave it... 3:20 PM
  • PCally: Well I find dasch to be a considerable superior actress and the timbre is certainly more appealing than current racette. Of course... 3:18 PM
  • la vociaccia: You simply can’t put Racette and Dasch in the same sentence. In her prime Racette was a great singer and actress, and... 3:08 PM
  • armerjacquino: Sorry Ivy that first Racette should have been Magee In that case, FM, are we to take it that your sentence should have read... 2:31 PM
  • lorenzo.venezia: NPW– my hillside b&b in monreale with lovely gardens and pool 6 km from the hurlyburly and impossible traffic... 2:27 PM
  • lorenzo.venezia: I saw that production at La Fenice with Ganassi, Cedolins, Bros, and was entirely underwhelmed by the singing and the... 2:19 PM

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.


  • 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?