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  • m. croche: Sounds like a case for … httpv://m.youtube. com/watch?v=tzFr0N Og8JU 9:56 AM
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  • Feldmarschallin: Roman Holiday Part 2 Let me say it was wonderful to finally meet Lohengrin and see Fidelia... 9:31 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Oh Die Blume von Hawaii! Can still be found occasionally at the Volksoper, but this film is... 9:30 AM
  • Dabrowski: “He was never intimidated or compromising, no matter who the interviewee was, be it a head... 8:57 AM
  • NPW-Paris: It’s amazing what the Chelsea Opera Group get up to. I heard my first live Daphne with them. 8:49 AM
  • manou: Chelsea Opera Group did indeed put on a remarkable performance of Roi de Lahore – the bastard... 8:20 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Fleming’s work at this stage of her career has been marked by a certain cold remoteness,... 8:15 AM
  • Belfagor: Oh my – I see huge potential for kick kick turn dance routines and a touch of lodernd... 7:53 AM

Singing head

“Hours of people howling in a language I don’t understand” is an expression that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what better way to describe Renée Fleming‘s appearance on Fox News Sunday? Read more »

Rome invasion

Given that Jonas Kaufmann just canceled half his Met season and Anja Harteros is, well, Anja Harteros, La Cieca thought it would be interesting for us hinterlanders to hear what this duo sounds like when both show up to sing. Following the jump, their performance of Aïda from February 27 at Santa Cecilia in Rome. Read more »

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Auf Flu des Gesanges

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen for this Wednesday, March 4, because he is suffering from the flu…”

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Partial View

Partial view

Even if La Cieca can’t see you, cher public, she can hear you as you discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Anna Poster Adriana

Scostatevi, profani!

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur.

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Quinn Kelsey

The mighty Quinn

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

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A feeling deep in your soul

On this day in 1974 the first issue of People magazine went on sale.

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Thomas Hampson

Natural born Miller

Cast changes (already) for San Francisco Opera.

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Twenty years of pure hell!

“Speaking on Desert Island Discs, the German opera singer said that he and his colleagues felt as though they were in ‘straight-jackets,’ having to make diary commitments years in advance.”

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