Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Cicciabella: You call your husband Herzog, Camille? I call mine “Knecht̶ 1;. 4:02 PM
  • Camille: I am too old to know who Taylor Schilling is so I googled and found out, ’cause thought it... 4:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Rowna, “Herzog̶ 1; is the German word for “Duke.” ; In German theaters, the... 3:49 PM
  • antikitschychick: Your frustration is perfectly understandable. Hopefully it won’t get worse after this... 3:39 PM
  • Camille: Oh Mistress Rowna, pay no heed to my Herzogin’ around. I am just having fun. You should know... 3:37 PM
  • Bill: Jungfer – I have seen Bluebeard a number of times in Budapest coupled with the Miraculous... 3:36 PM
  • armerjacquino: Chenier is on the radio right now. You’ll be able to find it on the BBC site. 3:28 PM
  • ding ding: Chenier broadcast live as I type. http://www.bbc.co. uk/programmes/b050 sgmc 3:28 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Oy gewalt! Herzog Blaubart = Duke Bluebeard 3:18 PM
  • Rowna: I am confused about the word Herzog on the title of the youtube clip – i thought it might have... 3:10 PM

Winged victory

“A wayward bouquet conked Kristine Opolais on her noggin during the ovation Friday night in La Rondine—but that was the only mishap in the Latvian soprano’s spectacular Met debut. Her coolly glamorous voice rose to the many challenges of the role of Magda, a Parisian courtesan who tries to live out a fantasy of finding true love in Puccini’s 1917 opera.” [New York Post]

42 comments

  • kashania says:

    Glad to hear of her success. She is a terrific Elvira in Tcherniakov’s Don Giovanni.

    • Ruxxy says:

      Wish I could agree dear Kashania but her constant clipping of the notes is really irritating -- spoiling an otherwise fine performance.

    • Clita del Toro says:

      Sorry Kashie, but this is not first-rate Mozart singing. I listened to the aria without watching because her overacting (whether it was she or the direction) was too distracting. She rushes through the aria without much feeling for the music.

  • No blows to the head. But here’s the review of Monday night’s ‘Rondine’ on ‘Superconductor.’

    • armerjacquino says:

      Not to be That Guy, but I’m pretty sure you don’t mean to say her acting ‘supplanted’ her voice, although I guess it’s something that could be said of Michael or Poplavskaya…