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  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: WTF httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kAlH Etm-Oms 8:26 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Chi sono, chi sono???? There is a reason that Puccini deliberately set “Chi... 8:22 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kAlH Etm-Oms 8:14 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=CCvi XLD9AtI 8:12 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: Ok. My apologies. Sorry to hear about her cancellations. Any reasons given? 7:48 PM
  • laddie: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=aQbI MB11jc0 7:38 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She announced her cancellation today on FB. 7:36 PM
  • laddie: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=2ouX NRXxpwY 7:36 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I see. Thanks. Maybe he was the official cover? Since they have the perennial Hong... 7:34 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Peters was scheduled to make her MET debut as Niktokris, but when Nadine Conner became... 7:20 PM

Words to the heat of deeds to Colbran gives

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 »

Profitons bien de la jeunesse

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 »

Queen sized

On this day in 1558 Elizabeth I ascended the English throne. Read more »

Julia Lezhneva

Golden apple

Paris can be a lot to handle, but this week it was a lot to Handel.

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Dostoevsky

Twice two makes five

On this day in 1849, a Russian court sentenced writer Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group.

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Trigere

The little black dress

La Cieca invites the cher public (pictured) to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Boheme SF 1

La vie de broham

Imagine the good fortune of attending La Bohème with someone who’s never seen it!

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Tristan Opera Depot

Ist es kein Traum?

It’s a Wagner lover’s dream!

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Manon Lescaut

The girl can’t help it

Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Inca Kola

Thirst for conquest

On this day in 1533 Francisco Pizzaro arrived in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

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