Though La Cieca’s occasional brushes with democracy have not left her with much faith in that form of decision-making, she is going to make the leap anyway and turn some small measure of control over to you, the cher public. Read more »
What with all the interest in the recent Rome performances of Aïda (and in part, at least, in Anja Harteros‘s approach to the high C in the Nile aria), La Cieca thought it would be fun to hear how some divas of the past and present have coped with that very challenging phrase. And, just for funsies, she decided to make it into a competition in which you can participate after the jump. Read more »
You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there.
In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings.
La Cieca (pictured) fears that the parterre hive mind proved itself populated with more drones than workers this time around.
You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example…