Cher Public

  • Camille: She’s the elder Renée Fleming 8:08 PM
  • Operngasse: I was comparing various tenors singing “In fernem Land” and felt that Vogt and Kaufmann were on opposite ends of... 8:02 PM
  • Camille: oh Thanks a lot to everyone! Now I think to have the general idea of the place and I ask because today an e-mail notifying me... 7:50 PM
  • LT: Is Farrar the new Mary Garden? 7:45 PM
  • ipomoea: Hi Camille, Chanterelle, Tory, Vil, I attend Jordan Hall performances a lot and have sat all over the house. Everything offered... 7:31 PM
  • Tory Adore: Hi Camille- I’ve attended a fair amount of performances there and the sides where the audience sits are oddly raked... 7:02 PM
  • vilbastarda: Camille, the balcony at Jordan Hall has excellent acoustic. The “bad” spots are in the orchestra level in the... 6:54 PM
  • Chanterelle: Oops, you’re right. I saw them both this spring and wouldn’t you know, they blurred right together–tho ugh... 5:42 PM

Anxiety, cum-blog vital, say divas

Marlene_Dietrich_Stage_FrightMonsters and Critics reveals: “Although acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in the world of classical music, she says she is still anxious ahead of every performance. In an interview with the German Press Agency dpa this week, the 44-year-old Italian opera star said a certain dose of stage fright is important to her career.” Now, about the cum-blog, after the jump. Read more »

Oh, how we danced on the night we were webbed

Diamonds_are_foreverLots of media news today, so let’s not waste any time! La Cieca congratulates Opera News on the occasion of the mag’s 75th anniversary this month, though your doyenne is willing to swear that the mag doesn’t look a day over 60!  Read more »

Close reading

operanews_giocondaIt may seem quixotic that La Cieca subscribes to Opera News, and the print version at that, but, after all, the dear people there were kind enough to interview Our Own JJ last summer on the subject of this very cum-blog, so, well, noblesse oblige and all that, you know. Since the mag is showing up on her doorstep more or less monthly now, your doyenne thought she might as well get some multipurposing out it, so here goes a new feature provisionally called “Opera News Watch.”  Read more »