La Cieca has recently noted that despite her not enumerating the top ten parterre posts each month, the site has been doing really excellent circulation this winter. So she should probably leave well enough alone, but instead, following the jump, you’ll find a listing of the ten most-read posts of February 2017. Read more »
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is first among equals in a spectacular cast when she sings the title role of Ariodante in this season’s installment of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed cycle of Handel’s operas in concert. A brilliantly melodic work, the opera features outstanding arias for each of the principal singers, including Ariodante’s melancholy “Scherza infida” and show-stopping “Doppo note.” Harry Bicket and The English Concert bring authentic Handelian brilliance to this marvelous opera. (Photo: Simon Pauly) Get tickets. Read more »
Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide, which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the conductor is Michele Mariotti.
La Cieca admits she was surprised the historically well-informed cher public missed the mark so frequently on the “Breadbox” quiz.
What better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future?
La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?
La Cieca is proud to share with her cher public the transition of parterre.com to a new commenting system powered by Disqus.com.
Here’s your place to chat during tonight’s Met broadcast of Le nozze di Figaro, beginning at 7:30 PM.