Headshot of La Cieca

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  • phoenix: Coincidentally, I also saw that Huguenotten in Berlin around that same time – with same cast... 8:46 PM
  • Stefan: It is a great house and has great sightlines overall from what I can remember. The Schoenberg had the... 8:00 PM
  • Chanterelle: So potentially bus to Dusseldorf (not too bad), and then a flight to Berlin–Dusse ldorf... 7:34 PM
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  • Chanterelle: I did that weekend, too! Loved the Parsifal, was lukewarm about the Hollander, and hardly... 7:26 PM
  • LT: I’d rather she didn’t take the E and instead sang the whole thing much better. 6:28 PM
  • Hans Lick: Saw Luisa Miller in Frankfurt in 1996, perhaps my introduction to Regie. (No: Des Hugenotten in... 6:10 PM
  • Don_Dano: And we got trills during the hojotohos;(not that trills are everything). And today’s matinee... 5:49 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: In a very operatic mode, according to Lebrecht: “There will be a funeral ceremony... 5:36 PM
  • maxe: Cieca: does that mean you could not FLY to Stuttgart? Quote By this point in her career, La Cieca finds... 5:04 PM

An unknown object draws us

Could there possibly be any more providential day of the year for New York City Opera to announce their Annual Fall Vintage Event?

38 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    For those of you who never saw him and for the rest of us who will never forget him

    • Benedetta Funghi-Trifolati says:

      Grazie. I always thought he could do more with one slightly-raised eyebrow or pinky finger than other singers/actors could with their entire bodies. Saw him as Scarpia, Iago, Falstaff and the Count in NOZZE. As Scarpia he managed to draw magnetic attention even while “dead” and lying on the floor with those glazed-over, open, staring-directly-at-the-audience-fish-eyes. To say nothing of the still menacing from the afterlife sound (which echoed and reverberated through the entire theatre) when he let his fist fall to the floor after Tosca retrieved the salvacondotto from his deathly grip. Maestro!