Cher Public

  • actfive: SO excited to hear this…I was at the Met for his Lensky, Werther, and Maurizio (with Scotto)during my NYC years. He moved... 10:26 AM
  • ernestlow: A pity Baltsa could not make it for the Act IV Carmen. She cancelled on the day itself and was replaced by Maximova. To hear... 10:22 AM
  • Hippolyte: Perhaps it would be more accurate to say the 40th anniversary of his operatic debut as the Ernani in Cincinnati was a concert... 9:21 AM
  • Krunoslav: Let’s not forget during-War: http://www.amazon. com/Verdi-Forza-De l-Destino-Stignani /dp/B007VA1ZQ0 The person I find... 9:19 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Mi chiamano Mini Ah, Ford e lui 8:39 AM
  • JackJack: We attended yesterday (May 29), and Camarena had jettisoned the wig! 8:27 AM
  • stevey: La C., this post made me love life more. “Slavering lunatic” is an absolute classic. Thank you! :-) 3:13 AM
  • Cicciabella: That shouldn’t be a problem. Assistant directors are not nincompoops. We’ve just had a run of the Claus Guth Don... 2:36 AM

Schwahnsinn!

SchwansinnLa Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as furtively recorded Sunday afternoon.  Read more »

The swan never bothered me anyway

Elsa 500Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.  Read more »

Paranorma activity

Shuffle_500“Due to Anna Netrebko’s recent decision not to add the title role in Bellini’s Norma to her repertory, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden—where she was scheduled to debut the role—as well as the Vienna State Opera and Dallas Opera have announced several related cast changes.” The Met’s press office has been whirring this morning, and La Cieca will try to get you up to speed.  Read more »

No Norma

Dark of the moon

Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from the Met’s Norma scheduled for opening night 2017

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Anna Yusif

So near and yet so far

Here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like.

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Netrebko Teal

Winter afternoon’s dream

It took the better part of a decade—including two high-profile cancelations—or New York to finally hear Anna Netrebko in recital.

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IRT

Divas, they’re just like us

Just when La Cieca thought it was impossible to adore Anna Netrebko more, she has run across this photo on Facebook.

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Anna Netrebko

Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon

Anna Netrebko‘s sold-out recital at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon will be broadcast on SiriusXM Met Opera Radio, channel 74.

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Anna Baden Baden

What Elsa?

“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen…”

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Anna Wedding

Klyatvy byli skazany

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Yusif Eyvazov, who were married in Vienna just now.

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