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  • Cicciabella: Here’s Opolais singing Mozart. Granted, not the easiest aria to pull off, but when is... 3:44 AM
  • ilpenedelmiocor: In other news, related to jrance’s comment above, there is something of an... 3:12 AM
  • Poison Ivy: On the opera stage. He spent most of his career as a concert singer. 2:05 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: A certain Alabama soprano who sings Musetta? I do detect some vocal stress there now... 1:25 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Zinka: I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Dorothy Kirsten in discussions of... 1:22 AM
  • Krunoslav: To me, Antonacci has Kunst and can sing beautifully as to line and feeling, but does not qualify... 12:40 AM
  • Krunoslav: “I still say the ONLY Stimm/Kunst successful diva..gorgeous voice and remarkable emotion is... 12:34 AM
  • Cara Speme: Dear Dylan, I am in Puritanical heaven, Thanks for an embarrassment of riches. (And the best... 12:20 AM
  • Cara Speme: Dear Dylan, I am in Puritanical heaven, Thanks for an embarrassment of riches. (And the best... 12:20 AM
  • accentpro: Superb job of brainstorming. I hope someone at the Met takes note. 12:12 AM

Count the days

What seems to be the European opera event of the summer, Elektra from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, will be webcast just a little over 48 hours from now, starting at 2:00 PM EDT on Friday. An embedded player is provided after the jump. Read more »

The rise of the clowns

What better way to spend a lazy Friday afternoon in midsummer than watching a webcast of Rigoletto, live from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in a new production by Robert Carsen? It starts at 3:30 PM on Arte, and you can watch it right here, after the jump. Read more »

Hysterical blindness

Before we Yanks all go our merry ways for the July 4 holiday, here’s a quick reminder of this summer’s must-see: Il trovatore from the Bayerische Staatsoper, which will be webcast live on Friday, July 5 starting at 1:00 PM EDT. La Cieca herself will hostess a livechat for this event featuring Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros, in the controversial new production by Olivier Py. Read more »

Ariadne auf Naxos

Shattered island

Some rare midweek chatting fodder turns up this afternoon when the Glyndebourne Festival webcasts Ariadne auf Naxos at 6:55pm BST/1:55pm EDT.

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Qui la chat sua soave

La Cieca is away, but the regular Saturday chat goes on uninterrupted: this week with archival podcasts of I puritani from 1972 starring Luciano Pavarotti and birthday girl Beverly Sills.

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Encore! Encore!

For tomorrow afternoon’s chat at La Casa della Cieca, your doyenne offers an unusual double blast from the past.

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macbeth

Yet here’s a chat

For your viewing and discussing pleasure tomorrow afternoon, cher public, La Cieca recommends a live webcast of Verdi’s Macbeth from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Spin cycle

Your Wagnerian alternatives for today’s chat in La Casa della Cieca

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Our own JJ plans a comeback

Our Own JJ (not pictured) discussed “star quality” on WQXR’s Operavore program tomorrow afternoon at 12:30.

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Strange music

Sempiternal soprano Edita Gruberova celebrates her “45th stage anniversary” tomorrow, Monday February 18 with a performance of Alaide in Bellini’s La Straniera live from the Vienna Musikverein.

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