“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 »
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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“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…”
Even if La Cieca can’t see you, cher public, she can hear you as you discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
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.
Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.
On this day in 1974 the first issue of People magazine went on sale.
“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.”