Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • operaassport: If Speight is an Old Master, I must be Albert Einstein. 11:53 PM
  • Henry Holland: I went to the Long Beach production, there was no kerfuffle I could see. From Wikipedia... 11:49 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Kenneth: He didn’t have to. Half of SanFrancisco had seen him in action. 11:40 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Speight’s successor, from N. Z., is already on site working with the Old Master... 11:39 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: DSS, Your #2 question – actually 1/100 of 1% (that is, .01) owns 11% of the... 11:02 PM
  • luvtennis: Sir, with all due respect I must say that I strongly disagree. But more importantly, this is... 10:42 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: redbear, I’m always interested in knowing the facts behind sweeping generalizatio... 9:24 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Not a rumor! 6:52 PM
  • Will: I’ve been a big fan of Kevin Burdette for years–heR 17;s a great performer with a fine... 6:51 PM
  • Billys Butt: This is what the reviewer at backtrack has to say about Papatanasiu’ s Musetta: “She... 6:44 PM

The other gospel of the other Mary, Mary

San Francisco Opera’s marketing leaves La Cieca at least momentarily speechless, so she’ll have to rely on you, cher public, to take up the slack with discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

Chest the ticket

“Nathan Gunn Replaces Deborah Voigt” [TheaterJones] (Photo: Ken Howard)

Irony defined, or something

“Suddenly this quaint Depression-era protest song… delivered in a tone of controlled anger became like a devastating critique of today’s winner-take-all economic climate. Mr. Gunn made you feel the outrage of veterans who fought not only in World War I but in Iraq and Afghanistan, returning from overseas to cold shoulders and empty food pantries.” [New York Times]

NATHAN GUNN WITH JULIE GUNN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR…. Fri. & Sat.: General seating, $85 per person; VIP seating, $135 per person; Bar seating, $50 per person. [Cafe Carlyle]