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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.

An “Affair” to remember

Janácek mavens, Bayerische Staatsoper devotees and Pavel Cernoch groupies alike will be glued to their monitors this afternoon when Vec Makropulos is webcast live from Munich starting at 1:00 PM. Of course La Casa della Cieca will be open for the Full Marty.   Read more »

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. (Photo: Wilfried Hösl)

Stella

Stella for star!

Tonight, Joyce DiDonato will perform the music from her new album Stella di Napoli at the Gowanus Ballroom.

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Tiara in the aisles

Our Own JJ (pictured) is off to cover the Met’s opening night.

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Twice on this island

Here’s a last-minute alert to a bit of baroque in downtown NYC: the project WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge will livestream performances of Handel’s Alcina tonight and tomorrow night (Sunday) starting each evening at 7:00 PM.

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New faces

By special requestion of one of your doyenne’s favorite parterriennes, La Casa della Cieca was open tonight for the finals of the 2014 Operalia competition, webcast live from Los Angeles.

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Traviata Chat

Fra le tazze più viva è la webchat

Coming up on Sunday, La Cieca (not pictured) will host a live chat during the webcast of La traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival.

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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 subject was Rosenkavalier

La Cieca looks forward to seeing (in the virtual sense) all her cher public bright and early tomorrow morning for the webcast of the controversial production of Der Rosenkavalier from Glyndebourne.

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