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  • LT: His repertoire isn’t what I usually listen. That explains it. 4:05 PM
  • manou: Shame on you LT. He is absolutely superb. 4:00 PM
  • LT: Why they keep kissing her ass is beyond me. I had to google the male winner. Never heard of him. 3:55 PM
  • manou: OperaAwards Readers’ Award are Jonas Kaufmann and Aleksandra Kurzak! 3:43 PM
  • manou: Anja Harteros is not with us, so her acceptance speech will be delivered by a bichon frisé wearing the... 3:41 PM
  • Kassandra: Are there any parterrians attending this years Salzburg Whitsun Festival? (22-25/5) It would be... 3:28 PM
  • manou: I often perform the Naked Puppet Show – hands only. Very useful when stuck in traffic. 3:08 PM
  • damekenneth: Can we bring David Groh back from the dead to play her husband? He was one of my first crushes. 3:07 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Too bad, I agree the witches putting the chairs under Lady M was both spooky and dreamlike.... 3:06 PM
  • aulus agerius: I got one guffaw out of it – when Nedda rips the chicken puppet off Tonio and then... 2:52 PM

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.

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.” [Kurier]   Read more »

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. Anna Netrebko will give her Munich role debut as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin during the Munich Opera Festival 2015 and will take over the part from the originally scheduled Kristine Opolais. Dates: 26th and 29th of July. Read more »

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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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The little gunmetal dress

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

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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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The Soldaten The

Warhorse

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper this very afternoon, cher public, Bernd Alois Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten, featuring the protean Barbara Hannigan.

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A tsar is torn

In Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, all the Russian people starve and suffer, but none has suffering like the mental agonies of Tsar Boris.

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