Cher Public

  • DonCarloFanatic: I also wondered. You’d think after 80 years, they could get the radio transmissions perfect. I got myself a ticket... 9:53 AM
  • vilbastarda: For anybody who is interested, or just curious, this summer’s San Francisco Opera’s Two Women/La Ciociara by... 9:40 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Wonderful Tannhäuser, it reminded me why I love the Met, but what was that loud unpleasant hiss on the first act that went... 9:32 AM
  • willym: Violetta wore her tiara to bed????? Now that’s regietheater!!!!! 9:27 AM
  • olliedawg: Oops…pressed send too soon. Many thanks to CC for sharing this recording with us. 9:11 AM
  • olliedawg: von Stade & Horne & Blake…I mean, seriously, is this a great cast, or what? Flicka really kicked in the opera... 9:11 AM
  • Cicciabella: Me too. So good to have you back, grim. You deserve twenty trips to Berlin. In December there’s a Messiah at the... 7:38 AM
  • manou: Grim – I am dazzled by your erudition and scholarliness. 6:43 AM

Strange music

Sempiternal soprano Edita Gruberova celebrates her “45th stage anniversary” tomorrow, Monday February 18 with a performance of Alaide in Bellini’s La Straniera live from the Vienna Musikverein. The event will be webcast live on starting at 1:30 PM New York time.

This date is exactly 45 years to the day since Gruberova made her stage debut as Rosina at the National Theater in Bratislava. Alaide is her most recently added new role. The cast, conducted by Pietro Rizzi, also includes Sonia Ganassi, Jose Bros, and Paolo Gavanelli, In honor of this remarkable career milestone, La Cieca will host a special chat on Monday afternoon.