Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • toitoitoi: …..really? 7:43 PM
  • ML: He needs to get out of Budapest, and I would be happy if both were handcuffed to lampposts on... 7:42 PM
  • La Cieca: The business about the orchestra being a whole tone lower is a complete canard, of course. Scheiber... 7:40 PM
  • ML: Clita, while you were out, the same (climbing) source of trouble also took a shot at Camille, who was... 7:34 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: If Callas has become an orthodoxy Monty, and I think you are correct, then yes, I believe... 7:32 PM
  • ML: No, not Astrid. They mean someone more recent. 7:25 PM
  • ML: “him” being Bretz, and sorry to ramble. 7:20 PM
  • Bill: Sorry, correction – I’ve seen Gabor Bretz in numerous roles, but in Wagner only as Kothner.... 7:17 PM
  • ML: I believe the role needs a young voice, meaning one in great condition. Ditto the Rheingold Wotan. The... 7:14 PM
  • MontyNostry: “Hat Er schon seine Bohnen gegessen, Wozzeck?” 6:41 PM

Happy April 1!

American soprano Aprile Millo rehearses for her role debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess with Opera Orchestra of New York.

92 comments

  • zinka says:

    ATTENZIONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In an effort to bolster sales, the Met has added some material to next season’s schedule..These will be Sunday Night performances, and tickets will be available only on April 1..so hurry up and get yours:

    1. Salome with Placido as all the Jews (well,he is versatile)

    2. Das Rheingold with Justin Bieber as Alberich, and the Rhine Maidens are Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, and Elton John

    3. New opera written by Dorotea Bishopskaya:
    “I Parterriani” with a cast of former Met standees who were not normal like Charlie Handelman, and who actually watched the opera.

    4. Another new work written by Arodo Rodriguez:
    “Il Stereodo nello Tushy” starring Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and maybe about 350 others (TBA)

    Get your tickets online at:

    TuseipazzoCarlo@nutcase.aprilefoolo

  • Camille says:

    I must compliment La Doyenne on her amazing handiwork, creative imagination and plain old churzpah on this particular thread illustration.

    It explains why La Cieca IS La Divina.

  • rysanekfreak says:

    I’ve always loved it when someone announced (on a day like today) that the complete orchestral score for Verdi’s Re Lear had been discovered in some attic…or barn.

    I want the Met to revive the Menotti Peter Pan with Justin Bieber as little Peter, Kristin Chenoweth as Tinker Bell and Kevin Spacey as Captain Hook.