Cher Public

  • Camille: Oh, it was DU-—Satisfied—than x a LOT— as you saved me the hassle and bother in a busy, 90+ degree day of stressing out to go to... 4:39 PM
  • Camille: Bill, thanks, but I was really sort of joking, as people do all sort of things these days after the first act—chiefly, I’ve... 4:34 PM
  • Camille: No, it was relief because it was good! And with this opera, one gets used to hearing a lot of frogs barking in the bogs, so it IS... 4:27 PM
  • Camille: It reminded, somewhat, of the Callas Kundry for what was her ease and legato. All the usual spots where they Schrei und Try Again... 4:24 PM
  • la vociaccia: if you can’t sing it well, then you can’t sing well, period. No disagreements from me there. But a lot of people seem to be... 4:17 PM
  • Camille: I was keenly anticipating this “Heart” ;, but after having read the program only just last evening, (thank you to... 4:13 PM
  • grimoaldo: The review actually explains why, the “upper part of her voice was often so edgy that the aria became truly... 3:44 PM
  • armerjacquino: Polenzani has done more than ‘offer an intriguing preview’ of his Idomeneo- he’s sung the whole part. 3:35 PM

Chat: Le nozze di Figaro

AbbeyHere’s your place to chat, cher public, during tonight’s Met broadcast of Le nozze di Figaro, beginning at 7:30 PM.

La commedia comincia

Hello, hello, cher public? You called, I can’t hear a thing. Well, actually at the moment I can’t hear your chat, which is the problem. The software used for the regular “La Casa della Cieca” chat is somehow mucking up the smooth operation of the site, and so, for the moment, your doyenne asks to you chat in an alternate fashion, to be explained after the jump.   Read more »

Hello there, masterpiece

Fellow parterrians, my review in the Observer of this year’s PROTOTYPE festival does not appear until Wednesday, by which time their presentation of the absolutely remarkable contemporary opera Dog Days will have closed. There are still tickets available for Monday’s closing night at the Skirball Center at NYU, and if you can at all be there, you must be there. As you will read next Wednesday, “After more than two hours of emotional pummeling from this magnificent opera, I felt like I’d been through an apocalypse myself.”   Read more »

Fiery

Touched by an angel

La Cieca reminds the cher public (pictured) that The Fiery Angel, webcast live from Munich, begins shortly.

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Cieca as fortuneteller

Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra!

La Cieca’s familiar spirits have been turning their generally steely eyes to the Future Met Wiki, attempting in vain to make sense of impending repertoire and casting at Casa Gelb.

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Future Cieca

Apocalyptic post

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.”

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seven thousand

Ow, my keyboard!

A milestone of sorts is reached today at parterre.com: La Cieca and her team of experts have posted 7,000 articles on this WordPress-powered site since May 2005.

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Elektra_Nilsson_Resnik

Elektral college

La Cieca thought the cher public might like to share some of their favorite Elektra videos and anecdotes.

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Top Ten

Number one with an axe

Here you are, cher public, your ten most popular parterre box postings (by numbers of pageviews) for the week of September 27-October 3, 2015.  

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blood moon

Jumpin’ Jehovah!

In between gazing at tonight’s Super Blood Moon, cher public, you are invited to post your favorite moon-related YouTube videos in the comments section below.

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