Cher Public

  • stevey: La C., this post made me love life more. “Slavering lunatic” is an absolute classic. Thank you! :-) 3:13 AM
  • Cicciabella: That shouldn’t be a problem. Assistant directors are not nincompoops. We’ve just had a run of the Claus Guth Don... 2:36 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Aw, thanks, Niel (and all others). This opera, I think, has done better in the recording studio postwar than it has on stage,... 1:59 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: Excellent review of one of my favorite Verdi operas. I am extremely partial to the 1955 Decca recording – all great... 1:24 AM
  • Krunoslav: IPHIGENIA IN TAURUS Curt Olds Heddle Nash Buick ELECTRA Nadine {Ford] Sierra [Honda] Grace Bumbry Michèle [Honda] Crider... 11:57 PM
  • mirywi: I believe him and he’s got a trill. 11:46 PM
  • mirywi: I have no idea who that is but I love her. 11:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Big deal! They rent an old production and the director is too busy working on a new production in Munich, so they... 11:32 PM

Chat: listeners’ choice

audienceDuring the dull season for opera broadcasts here in New York the cher public are invited to select from the afternoon offerings listed on operacast.com. Read more »

Chained melody

LohengrinLa Cieca’s spies in Dresden (oh, they are legion!) report that there were HD cameras aplenty in the Semperoper at Wednesday night’s performance of Lohengrin, i.e., the one after the free “plazacast” last Sunday. This fact strongly indicates some kind of commercial release of the video, whether on a streaming service such as ARTE or else on disc for DGG (a label at which Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala and Christian Thielemann all have contracts, conveniently enough!)

Heaven is a place on Earth

AngelsThe Péter Eötvös adaptation of Angels in America—as well as Candide and such rarities as La campana sommersa and Los Elementos—are highlights of the New York City Opera’s 2016-2017 season. (Photograph by Ellen Appel for Fort Worth Opera,)

Francesca Judy

Separated at brocade?

Gay icons Francesca Zambello and Judy Garland.

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Schwahnsinn!

La Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as recorded Sunday afternoon.

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Chat: I puritani

“King of the High D’s” Javier Camarena headlines an HD video performance of I puritani this afternoon live from the Compañia Nacional de Ópera in Mexico.

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Der Snuggiekavalier

The Met’s cobranding efforts are really beginning to pay off.

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INTERNET BLOGGING IDIOT IS ACCUSED LONDON LIBELIST

Veteran maroon Norman Lebrecht does it again.

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The swan never bothered me anyway

Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.

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Chat: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

An early bird special chat: the premiere of Die Meistersinger from the Bayerische Staatsoper, featuring DJ Jummy Jonas.

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