Since the Met’s production of The Death of Klinghoffer (opening tonight) will apparently not be broadcast, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has graciously provided in streaming form a recording from the world premiere of the work in 1991 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Read more »
On this day in 1803 the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. Read more »
La Cieca trust that you, the cher public, will don your finest festoonery for this week’s discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.
On this day in 1845, Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser premiered in Dresden.
Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting (and profiting) off the one good week he had 14 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night’s anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?
There was wonder and magic last night in Philly when The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented British tenor Mark Padmore and American pianist Jonathan Biss in a recital devoted to the songs of Schumann, Tippett, and Fauré.
On this day in 529 BC, King Cyrus the Great of Persia marched into the city of Babylon.
Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.
Gotham Chamber Opera, which began to operate twelve years ago with a double bill of Bohuslav Martinu’s quirky little pieces, opened its 2014-15 season with two more, Alexandre bis (Alexander, twice) and Comedy on the Bridge.