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  • phoenix: That would give a new general interest thread daily (since Windy City usually gives a separate... 8:39 PM
  • steveac10: Perhaps the last of the Funkhauser gigs has passed? It takes a few years for the agency to stop... 8:22 PM
  • manou: I applaud WCO getting his own daily separate thread, but this will cause the off-topic and general... 8:15 PM
  • Uninvolved Bystander: Since when are current/former students of voice teachers referred to as “client... 7:46 PM
  • laddie: Oh thank so much. Looking forward to reading it. 7:01 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’ve seen Liene Kin?a a couple of times (Tabarro and Walkuere) and I think she’s... 6:52 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Laddie – Cooke got as far as Das Rheingold and Die Walkure – which were... 6:06 PM
  • Donna Anna: In 2010, Cincinnati Opera’s production of Otello featured RT as Cassio. He was superb and... 5:49 PM
  • La Cieca: The new program seems to address this concern: according to the press release, “Weekend... 4:31 PM
  • Buster: I’ll give away Whisnant/Kinca. Whisnant wears a nightgown, and plays Elektra as a... 4:30 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 »