Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Good day for tenors in general though- Araiza and Aler, two of the best Mozartians I’ve ever heard. 12:19 PM
  • Rudolf: Margherita Grandi … a most interesting YouTube clip. Thanks for posting. :) 11:34 AM
  • Batty Masetto: Ferris, I was actually dismayed at how poorly the titles reflected the Italian at a good many points when the real text is... 11:20 AM
  • gustave of montreal: Gianni Poggi, most mediocre tenor who was given us to hear. 10:53 AM
  • Sir Ferris: I’ll spare you my review–I would be concurring with most of what’s been said–but I too had a really... 10:53 AM
  • Cicciabella: Luisi withdrew from the Amsterdam Lulu because of a ” family catastrophe” , according to DNO. Specifics were not... 10:35 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Speaking of Tannhäuser, Romeo Castellucci will be doing it in München not Tcherniakov. Petrenko conducts with Vogt,... 9:56 AM
  • Signor Bruschino: Will be interesting to hear reports from tomorrow’s dress rehearsal of Tannhauser in regards to Levine’s... 9:41 AM

Ha, wie begreifst du schnell und wohl!

Well done all of you for guessing almost all the correct identities of the mysterious Ortruden. The identity of the winner (and of all 13 howling witches) will be revealed after the jump.   Read more »


Presented for your amusement and competitiveness, cher public, yet one more in our series of vocal identification quizzes. Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them. Read more »

Jewels of the nile

No two ways about it, cher public, you fell in love with the They’re only in it for the ‘do’ competition, and two of you came around the last turn neck and neck. Read more »

Cyber Monday

Getting and spending

La Cieca is sure that the cher public (pictured), just like all other red-blooded Americans or foreign nationals, will spend the day today doing their “Cyber Monday” shopping.

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Callas Edition

Divina, deconstructed

“The sensation is that you are actually right there in the studio with Callas herself.”

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Shopping season

After a long summer drought, suddenly new Blu-ray and DVD releases are falling, as it were, from the sky.

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Past perfect

With much laying-on of fanfares and gift boxes our friends at Decca Classics have unleashed Luciano Pavarotti Edition 1: The First Decade on a weary and satiated public.

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Yule, never walk alone

Just in time for the holidays, La Cieca has flung open the doors of her Shoppe of Holiday Delights!

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The meme that wouldn’t die

La Cieca (pictured, lower right) has had time on her hands and access to Photoshop, a lethal combination—especially the day the new Anna Netrebko Verdi album cover has been leaked.

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Number Ten

Forse, forse

Well done, you listeners to Mozart tidbits and participants in the “Non mi dir” competition.

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