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Sonya non mente

norma-yonchevaA big chunk of the last act of Norma, after the jump.  Read more »

Così fan typos

van-tutte“In this offbeat production, Guglielmo and Ferrando disguise themselves as Van Johnson and Van Heflin, respectively.” [Opera Today]

Chat: Tristan und Isolde

tristan-chatAs afternoon fades into evening, confide in each other, cher public, in La Casa della Cieca. The opening night stream from the Met, starting at 4:55 PM.   Read more »


Heck, I’d even play the maid to be in a Schauspiel

Elektra. Staatsoper in Schiller Theater. 23 October 2016. . . . DIE VERTRAUTE/DIE AUFSEHERIN Cheryl Studer

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Der Sommer schauert still seinem Ende entgegen

The first “La Casa della Cieca” chat of the 2016-2017 season features Diana Damrau.

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Tosca NYCO

Same old, same old

“Just as every downtown shopping street in every major American city now features the same familiar retailers’ names, New York City Opera has no particular artistic identity different from, say, Opera Carolina.”

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September song

Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season’s September and October performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.”

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Somewhere that’s Greene

“International opera superstar Anna Netrebko comes to The Greene Space for an exclusive interview and performance.”

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Turban legend

In the October 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan, lissome Laverne Cox pays tribute to some of her personal idols , including Tina Turner, Josephine Baker and, in a particularly breathtaking bit of visual transformation, the first African-American prima donna of the Metropolitan Opera.

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“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard!”

La Cieca is delighted to note that the Royal Opera, Covent Garden has decided to follow the successful lead of so many American opera companies.

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