Cher Public

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

mearsLa Cieca is delighted to note that the Royal Opera, Covent Garden has decided to follow the successful lead of so many American opera companies: Just in: Covent Garden names a Brit as opera chief

Loft horizon

loftLa Cieca has been informed LoftOpera is relocating its next production, Così fan tutte—opening on September 16, with performances until September 25to 101 Varick Avenue, a massive warehouse space in East Williamsburg. This larger venue will allows for more audience members than ever before to be accommodated at a LoftOpera production. Tickets for most nights of the production (usually completely sold out by this point) are still available.

Johan Botha 1965-2016

bothaThe dramatic tenor died this morning in Vienna. He was 51. [New York Times]


Joan Cross

Born on this day in 1900 soprano Joan Cross

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Chat: Pelléas et Mélisande

The widely-acclaimed Aix-en-Provence production of Pelléas et Mélisande, broadcast at 1:00 PM on CBC-TWO, is the subject of this afternoon’s discussion at La Casa della Cieca.

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Photo: Roni Griffith

Who is Sylvia? What is she?

“Part cabaret confessional, part homage to the Great American Songbook…”

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Bunny hop

“Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit.”

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Meine Klangkunst, sie küssen so heiß! Meine Kleider sind schmiegsam und weiß!

Now this I call arts journalism!

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A tale told by an idiot

Braindead fucktard Norman Lebrecht makes two major errors of fact in two sentences.

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Chat: Amleto

To chat or not to chat?

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