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  • NPW-Paris: It was en economical but mostly effective production, but amplified, so it was hard to judge of the performance. But above all... 2:59 AM
  • Tamerlano: And that Medée with Christie…it& #8217;s an absolutely astonishing performance. 1:53 AM
  • Cicciabella: In the meantime, you can listen to Radvan singing a fantastic “O patria mia”, Go to the ARTE Concert channel on... 1:53 AM
  • Krunoslav: While “old hags” is certainly a pertinent phrase in this thread, Niel, my intervention concerned only the actual... 12:52 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at all you old hags taking this seriously!!!!!!!! You just LOVE this, Krunoslav,... 12:42 AM
  • Krunoslav: The Castafiore person wasn’t drowned, but eaten by dungeon serpents (closest she ever got to appearing in GUILLAUME... 12:07 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=v_c7 E7RNwxc NO GAY FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Mme.Dix covered Sondra in Devereux…... 12:00 AM
  • Krunoslav: I am lucky, as I lived in New York, Massachusetts and California in LHL’s active years and got to hear her a lucky 13... 11:49 PM

Just a song at twilight

Levine“Last Thursday night… there was an overwhelming sense the world was ending in more immediate terms. Mr. Levine was conducting his beloved Wagner for what was almost certainly the last time.” [Observer]

In dämmrigen Grüften träumte ich lang

SunsetEndings (in particular that of James Levine) and beginnings (Anna Netrebko‘s, as a Wagnerian), dominated the list of most popular posts on parterre in the month of May.  Read more »

Here he comes to save the day

Yannick MetLa Cieca called it, mostly: Yannick Nézet-Séguin will the the Met’s new music director, taking on full official duties in the 2020-2021 season. The new maestro and Peter Gelb make it official in a live video stream starting at 10:00 AM today.

Josephine

Nothing can hold a can to our parterre sponsors

La Cieca (pictured, left) applauds our parterre advertisers for the month of June.

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verismo

“Gangway world get off of my runway,” she added

t appears from the image released above that La Cieca’s fanciful album cover for Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming “Verismo” disc was not so far off the mark.

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audience

Chat: listeners’ choice

During 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.

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Lohengrin

Chained melody

La Cieca’s spies in Dresden report that there were HD cameras aplenty in the Semperoper at Wednesday night’s performance of Lohengrin.

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Angels

Heaven is a place on Earth

The 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.

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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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