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  • reedroom: Rawls has sung here in Seattle several times and while I would not say he is Del Monaco re-incarnated, he did well. Plenty of... 3:22 PM
  • chicagoing: Madonna could have helped him tone up those arms had they ever really gotten together as a couple. 2:44 PM
  • Jamie01: It’s not necessary to suspend my disbelief to appreciate Dialogues. I don’t have to believe in God. I only have to... 1:04 PM
  • JohninSeattle: OT… to be sure… I love this opera. But when you say: “so I wonder why is it so hard for an unbeliever to... 12:22 PM
  • pavel: Well, I don’t think you can properly evaluate a production until you’ve seen it at least 25 times! 12:15 PM
  • JohninSeattle: It really is a tragedy that there wasn’t enough money in the costume budget to purchase fabric for sleeves. Should... 11:44 AM
  • moritz: From Latin “fistulaR 21; = reed pipe, syrinx, panpipes. The German expression “Fistelstimm e” means more or... 11:04 AM
  • zinka: OT httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=nb8N lupfrmM Rest in Peace (93) VERY exciting soprano. 10:57 AM

The girl can’t help it

This afternoon at 2:20 PM EDT (20:20 CET), the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a live webcast of a sold-out performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann. Read more »

How’s your head?

Now here’s a competition for a parterrian: the Bayerische Staatsoper is looking for a drag performer to lip sync the final scene from Salome! (“Für eine Lip-sync-Performance zu einer Szene aus Richard Strauss’ Oper Salome suchen wir Drag-Queens, Drag-Kings und gender bender, die eigenständig ein Playback der berühmten Schlussszene der Salome vorbereiten und Lust haben, diese vor Publikum zu präsentieren.”)

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. The broadcast starts at 1:00 PM; check Operacast for available streams.

New Rock

A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

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Anna and Cowboys

Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

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Yoncheva

Screwing the Puccini

Sonya Yoncheva will sing her first-ever staged performances of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Met on November 14, 20, 24, 28, December 1 and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais.

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Erraught Insect Comedy

Bee movie

La Cieca is gradually coming to the conclusion that Tara Erraught (pictured) has built her dressing room over an Indian burial mound.

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schweigsame

The gang’s all here

Starting at noon, cher public, the Bayerische Staatsoper’s webcast of Die Schweigsame Frau, with simultaneous chat at La Casa della Cieca.

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anna_macbeth

The little gunmetal dress

Sleeveless Anna Netrebko sings the “Letter Scene” from Verdi’s Macbeth.

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tell

Bullet time

Lucky Müncheners won’t be the only ones reveling in Rossini this afternoon: the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Guillaume Tell will be webcast starting at noon EDT, naturally with a session at La Casa della Cieca devoted to discussion.

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