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  • La Cieca: I think Ms. Barton is in a somewhat unusual situation here. She is neither a lyric mezzo-soprano... 2:37 AM
  • ML: There’s a “pro” version of Operabase that may be more complete. 2:26 AM
  • ML: M. Croche, on the subject of the casting of Norma, I’m convinced Adalgisa is the lighter, brighter... 2:23 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: “Favorably impressed” is just about right for that young tenor at this... 12:47 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: The Santa Fe opera could certainly have used Barton this season just ended. I wonder... 12:42 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Only when you eat her! 12:02 AM
  • whatever: more to the point, DSS: these folks don’t just disagree, they seek to silence the... 11:45 PM
  • steveac10: The fabulous, and infamous, TBA. 11:36 PM
  • rofrano: Generally, yes, but people who pander to a fringe group by using absurd deductive reasoning that... 11:29 PM
  • rofrano: Well, this was a secret multiple choice quiz, and you passed. 11:25 PM

Mary est de retour

Miss Garden retired a year ago, going to the bandit-infested hills of Corsica to ‘write a book and ride a mule.’  The decision to end her ‘retirement’ was made with the same impetuosity which has marked her colorful life.” Read more »

La “Fille” mal gardée

Natalie Dessay de retour dans la Fille du Régiment” [france musique]

A river in Egypt

comebackAfter six months of professional silence, Natalie Dessay will return to the stage on Monday in Giulio Cesare at the Palais Garnier. A hint of what the Handel may sound like will be found after the jump. Read more »

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The return of Unnatural Acts of Opera

After years (or was it months) wandering der Irrnis und der Leiden Pfade, La Cieca has returned to the broadcast booth for another episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera.

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As of now

Early reports indicate that Rolando Villazón was back in form last night for his return to the stage in L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna Stage Opera.

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Comeback kid

According to first reports, Rolando Villazón enjoyed a much-applauded success earlier this evening at the Vienna State Opera as Nemorino, his first staged opera performance in almost a year.

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Alla stagion dei fior

Rolando Villazón has announced the schedule for his next comeback: L’elisir d’amore in Vienna on March 22, followed by Yevgeny Onegin in Berlin March 26 – April 2. [AFP]

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