A mite over-enthused at Joyce DiDonato’s Willow Song from Rossini’s Otello (and it is a glorious aria, and she did sing it gorgeously) and perhaps a-dither at the profusion of faux-Scottish opera at the Met and elsewhere, a young friend messaged me to ask if I knew Rossini’s Macbeth. Confusion (and Rossini) now hath made his masterpiece. Read more »
Was it really only seven years ago that Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón were being a Traumpaar in Manon? According to Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin, yes, indeed it was. Read more »
On this day in 1849, a Russian court sentenced writer Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group.
La Cieca invites the cher public (pictured) to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
Imagine the good fortune of attending La Bohème with someone who’s never seen it!
On this day in 1533 Francisco Pizzaro arrived in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.