Cher Public

  • La Cieca: That is Peters’ trainer, Joseph Pilates. 11:26 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Her teacher William Herman who also taught Patrice Munsel. 11:12 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Who is that man feeling his peters? Boyajian? 10:53 AM
  • chicagoing: I was very happy to hear Eleonora Burrato as Alice Ford in Falstaff here a couple weeks ago and look forward to her... 10:52 AM
  • armerjacquino: Yep. Here’s someone who was breaking through to big, high-profile gigs before they met who is now ‘happy to... 10:49 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Whatever tier we’re placing the Rome Opera in, I don’t think Riccardo Muti works with just anyone. 10:44 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Tornerà! 221; Do a search for “Stuttgart&# 8221;. http://www.forumop era.com/v1/actu/so uliotis.htm 10:21 AM
  • LT: I don’t think Rome opera is a top tier house. I don’t even believe it to be a second tier one. Not nowadays for sure. Of... 10:20 AM

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 »