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  • fletcher: Stefano Secco (who’s sharing the role of Hoffmann with Kaufmann in Paris next season) is Pinkerton. I’ve never heard... 4:58 PM
  • armerjacquino: https://www.facebo =447746062103173 4:31 PM
  • oscar: Didn’t she joke about that? She referred to herself not as Madame Butterfly, but as Madame Butterball. 4:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: hmm…Pirozzi. Don’t think I’ve heard of her but will look her up on Youtube later if I have time; have... 4:24 PM
  • classicalbeat: m. croche, I chose the panel. I focused on singers in the DC area, hoping we could physically be in a room together for the... 4:21 PM
  • armerjacquino: I think I’ll save my pennies to see Pirozzi as Leonora at CG this summer. She sounds like a really exciting prospect. 4:15 PM
  • redbear: Speaking of blackface, one of my favorite memories is Martina Arroyo after her San Diego opening night as Butterfly. It was her... 4:12 PM
  • antikitschychick: Oh for sure. I’m just sorry for those that had tix to the performance (manou, et al) and were excited to see her... 4:11 PM

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La Cieca invites her cher public (pictured) to open their eyes and ears for this week’s discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.


  • zinka says:

    More glorious Mascagni for his Dec.7 birthday….Piccolo Marat duet with Virginia Zeani and Umberto Borso..(and loud prompter.)Audience made them repeat this,by the way!!!!

  • zinka says:

    I guess there is still time for me to discover “new’ treasures…WOW!!! Souzay, born Dec.8, 1918…what a superb artist and gorgeous voice..I better pay more attention…too busy with chest divas…

  • zinka says:

    So,forget the football players, and of curse…NO ONE on Parterre need worry..BUT I am told that a group of Met singers (I think male) are going to be named in one entire chapter of the Madam’s new book..I think the chapter is entitled,” Wanna see SQUILLO???” This is a disgrace..I never knew opera singers, with all the practicing, rehearing, performing,etc..had TIME for this….I am SHOCKED..and if any singer i like is named, I will refuse to ever see him/her/it again..(Unless Corelli comes back.)

  • Voce! Voce! Voce! That’s what was on display as Angela Meade and Jamie Barton led off the Collegiate Chorale’s 2012 season with Beatrice di Tenda at Carnegie Hall. Read another take on Superconductor.

  • zinka says:

    He may need some Valium but gee..Phillipe Jaroussky might actually get me to like Bach…He is superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    Trying to think of another diva who sang Lucia,Violetta,Tosca,Salome,Aida, Ortrud, Norma, Abigaille, Leonora,etc……

  • FragendeFrau82 says:

    Harteros out sick, cover Petersen out sick, Dasch flown in last night to sing Elsa at La Scala Lohengrin prima tonight.

    • Buster says:

      Dasch sings Elsa, packs her pink suitcase, and flies back to Berlin for another Finta tomorrow.

  • spiderman says:

    is that a joke?

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1863 composer Pietro Mascagni
    A performance of this music that puts the Met’s screech and bellow Centennial Gala rendition to shame:

    Born on this day in 1906 mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Höngen

    Born on this day in 1927 contralto Helen Watts

    Happy 64th birthday baritone Frederick Burchinal

    Happy 62nd birthday mezzo-soprano Kathleen Kuhlmann

  • brooklynpunk says:

    GMT 1600/EST 11:00AM

    Rome, ITALY
    96K WM
    Il Cartellone: in diretta Euroradio dal
    Stagione Lirica 2012 -- 2013
    Opera romantica in tre atti
    Libretto e musica di Richard Wagner
    Heinrich der Vogler, René Pape
    Lohengrin, Jonas Kaufmann
    Elsa von Brabant, Annette Dasch
    Friedrich von Telramund, Tomas Tomasson
    Ortrud, Evelyn Herlitzius
    Der Heerrufer des Königs, Zeljko Lucic
    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
    direttore, Daniel Barenboim
    regia, Claus Guth
    scene e costumi, Christian Schmidt (Duration unclear)




    Anyone have an idea on how long the first intermission ( on right now) is supposed to last??--as I am listening on Latvian Radio, and have NO idea what they are talking about…!

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1865 composer Jean Sibelius

    Born on this day in 1879 composer Rudolf Friml

    Born on this day in 1890 composer Bohuslav Martinu

    Born on this day in 1903 soprano Irene Eisinger

    Born on this day in 1920 baritone Gérard Souzay

    Happy 78th birthday tenor Edward Sooter

    Happy 65th birthday tenor Yury Marusin