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