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The Met: A Three-Part Series

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  • Flora del Rio Grande: A certain Alabama soprano who sings Musetta? I do detect some vocal stress there now... 1:25 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Zinka: I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Dorothy Kirsten in discussions of... 1:22 AM
  • Krunoslav: To me, Antonacci has Kunst and can sing beautifully as to line and feeling, but does not qualify... 12:40 AM
  • Krunoslav: “I still say the ONLY Stimm/Kunst successful diva..gorgeous voice and remarkable emotion is... 12:34 AM
  • Cara Speme: Dear Dylan, I am in Puritanical heaven, Thanks for an embarrassment of riches. (And the best... 12:20 AM
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  • lyrebird: Ooops. Sincere Apologies. That was one I’d been watching (Bonynge nearly tripping over... 11:17 PM
  • lyrebird: Big Coloraturafan fan here; thanks Dylan. For anyone looking for some immediacy and intimacy (not... 11:07 PM
  • Camille: Thanks. It has been continual for two days now 10:25 PM

Lady for a décolleté

La Cieca invites the cher public to open up and discuss any off-topic or general interests they might want to get off their chest.

492 comments

  • zinka says:

    in 1972 I went to City Opera for a Galvany Bolena..BUT who was that fabulous mezzo???It was Olivia Stapp. born may 29, 1940…later changed to soprano and a GREAT singer. She has done lots of directing out in California and is one of the nicest,funniest,sweetest ladies..(One of you make fun of my mentioning my diva friends..but they are just jealous..especially that I dated Nordica.)

    LOVE YOU Olivia!!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    hhtpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzJQtQ54sT

    The greatest Vissi d’arteyeyeyeyeyey…..La Cieca tried to better this..but was a dismal flop!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZxW1C6NkII

    Vedete??There is hope for all of us…..

  • zinka says:

    GREAT MAN May 30, 1919..Career shortened somewhat by herniated vocal chord,but he left an indelible mark in opera history!!!!!!

    George London was a DYNAMO on stage!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    You know suddenly I started to cry as i heard London as Mandryka..Maybe his greatest role…You never know when the emotion hits you…..

  • zinka says:

    Here is a preview of the beautiful new album entitled, “Heart’s Delight,” featuring Piotr Beczala, one of the great tenors of this era and any era. I know Tauber would be thrilled!!!

  • zinka says:

    Yes,i loved all those great mezzos..but SHIRLEY belongs way way up there..One of the greatest!!!!!

    May 31, 1931..Bless her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    I did not know Mascagni wrote Manon!!!!!!

    Did we ever think she was dull??and FLOWERS NOW??????

    Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Freni,Garaventa

  • zinka says:

    How in the world is it possible for a famous artist opf Moffo’s stature (like Ricciarelli) to do this? I cannot understand it..Yes, one one level it is “funny,’ but considering her wonderful Met debut that i loved..it is sad.