Cher Public

  • mrsjohnclaggart: I don’t agree with you. Bergman, Fellini, Truffaut, Godard, were world famous, their films drew people with an... 9:43 AM
  • manou: Alagna will also sing Carmen on the Place de la Bastille on July 16. 9:03 AM
  • armerjacquino: That is the best thing I have ever seen. 9:02 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘Anja´s Tosca’ Ganz! Bet she can still rock the groovy dress! http://tinyurl.com /ha8cbsv 8:57 AM
  • grimoaldo: Also glad to see Pretty Yende scheduled for Lucia, saw her in the part in Berlin, she was lovely, and Stuart Skelton as... 8:54 AM
  • grimoaldo: Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with Nadine Sierra, wow, how interesting and wonderful Carmen with Alagna! 8:40 AM
  • Indiana Loiterer III: Reviews start to matter most when art forms are dying; a large passionate audience will make up its own mind, and in... 8:31 AM
  • Lohengrin: The whole saison 2016/2017 is online now operadeparis.fr, including Anja´s Tosca, Jonas´Hoffmann and Lohengrin. 8:11 AM

Context unbecoming

Actual contextual advertising served with an anti-Klinghoffer screed. Click to embiggen.

Regie to the Rescue! (A new competition)

La Cieca has always, against all odds, maintained that if there is one expression that best describes the mind of the average member of the cher public, that would be “plus vive que l’oiseau, plus prompte que l’éclair.” As such, it is only fitting that Mignon, by dear Ambroise Thomas, should inaugurate our latest brain-tickling quiz here at parterre.com. Read more »

Was bedeutet…?

Courtesy of contextual ad placement, here’s a quick and easy way to remember the meaning of the German term “Kulturbanause.” Read more »

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not a comeback, but a return

Dear Beau has been working his fingers to the bone editing together yet of his confounding “Casta diva” compilations. For this “easier” quiz, he has selected Normas represented, and La Cieca thought that this time around the competition part of the quiz might be best carried out in the comments section. First comment with all 11 singers identified correctly wins the coveted amazon.com gift card. Casta Diva II

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