Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Albertine: Thank you la Cieca, for the clip from the Paris “Penelope 221; ; that was an amazing... 9:59 AM
  • Porgy Amor: 16…Tomowa-Si ntow, possibly? 9:45 AM
  • perfidia: I only got Caballe (trying to show her breath control makes a mess of the note values)and Rysanek... 9:40 AM
  • spiderman: 6 is 7 :) 9:28 AM
  • siegmund: 1. Lucine Amara 2. Mirella freni 3. Sondra Radvanovsky 4. ??? 5. Leonie Rysanek 6. ??? 7. Nina... 9:22 AM
  • Jamie01: I was also wondering about this, and decided that a pregnant Lady M would be an interesting conceit.... 9:20 AM
  • spiderman: Oh dear … I only heared on my bad Speakers (at work – haha): 2. Sweet? 3. Radvanovsky... 9:20 AM
  • la vociaccia: #3 is Radvanovsky. The indefinite pitches in the bars following the C give it away 9:13 AM
  • la vociaccia: Did he do anything else or did his performance begin and end with an unwritten high C? 8:53 AM
  • manou: Did the rabbit die? 8:51 AM

Be very afraid

Turn of the Screw is an incredibly frightening ghost story really at the heart of it but with a very modern edge. It’s being directed by a guy who’s an ’80s horror film fanatic [Sam Buntrock]. It’s not a season for the opera insiders. It’s the season for everyone in New York.” [Huffington Post]

34 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Some like it dark. Those Vlaamse people are at it again!

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Perhaps the busy-as-a-beaver J.D. McClatchy can produce a SCREWGE MC DUCK suitable for a NYCO children’s show in Central Park.

    I though David Cushing mediocre in BALLO--and worse in ASSEDIO DI CORINTO a few years back in Baltimore.

    And speaking of mediocre, why on earth is Stefan Kocan singing at the Met and LOC? His Ramfis tonight was third-rate provincial. I just don’t get it. Someone’s partner? Powerful representation? Miklos Sebestyen as the King was not much better. Where have all the basses gone?

  • Famous Quickly says:

    I could sing little Flora *tomorrow*-- it’s a question of color and tessitura.

    You DO know I originated Ellen Orford at the Met, back under Eddie Johnson, who had sent me on to replace Milanov in TROVATORE opposite Warren--an artist of equal stature to mine--and asked me for Donna Anna with Pinza rather than (unlike Bing who ignored the fact that I was doing Eboli, Carmen and all my RING roles during the Festwochen and at the Garden)… Marcellina?

  • RosinaLeckermaul says:

    Speaking of horror stories, INTERMEZZO via Bloomberg notes that the Met is floating a major bond issue to get out of its fiscal hole and fall 2012 box office is down.

  • Clita del Toro says:

    OT: 26 people were shot and killed at a elementary school in Connecticut, among those 18 children.