Headshot of La Cieca

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  • phoenix: Good interpretation, but why don’t writers specify ‘broken̵ 7; or ‘shattere... 11:51 AM
  • phoenix: - Another possible meaning – glass is either concave or convex, depending on the angle you... 11:46 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Think of a broken glass – hard, sharp edge. So a voice with a hard, sharp edge is (IMO)... 11:36 AM
  • phoenix: Yes, I find the acoustics at Wiener Staatsoper a bit dry compared to Bayreuth – plus the... 11:29 AM
  • whiskey per tutti: Jorden used it in his review of Pagliacci, referring to Racette’s voice. I’m... 11:10 AM
  • phoenix: it all depends if the whiskey glass is covered with condensation or if it is clear – I... 10:59 AM
  • LT: Serves me right for not reading the article first. 10:54 AM
  • Bluebeard: Phoenix-I will say Merbeth’s Bayreuth Senta was excellent last year. Far from a beautiful... 10:46 AM
  • phoenix: I saw Popp sing Elsa, Eva and the Marschallin, toward the end of her career (and life). She was my... 10:42 AM
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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…