Cher Public

  • grimoaldo: *bicentenary* of Maria Malibran’s birth 2:00 PM
  • grimoaldo: Vincent Price,rather bizarrely cast as Sir Despard Murgatroyd in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, one in a series of the... 1:50 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I can imagine Marton might have been a trial in the role at that point. There is a complete Forza from the late 70s on... 1:48 PM
  • grimoaldo: Oooh, thanks for the clip from Clari, a real rarity. That is a clip from a witty 2008 production in Zurich which was given as a... 1:43 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Since Anna brings all of her triumphs to the MET, please LaCieca, tell us what production do you think of Lohengrin they... 1:32 PM
  • erste bratsche: Second part of story: I was back in Vienna a few days later connecting to someplace else and I saw Marton at the same... 1:28 PM
  • erste bratsche: I suffered through only Act One of a live Forza at the Vienna Staatsoper in either 1989 or the early 90s. Eva Marton was... 1:25 PM
  • scifisci: what wonderful news! The clips anna has been posting on instagram have been great teasers. And while it’ll be wonderful to... 1:04 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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