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  • ML: Thanks, Decaf. There is also an Arthaus DVD made in Potsdam in 2004, conducted by Katschner. And one... 6:38 AM
  • ML: Then there is the great — and funny — Dominique Visse, who sang vividly as a satyr (Satirino)... 6:25 AM
  • turings: Stanley Townsend is a great stage actor – I remember him in the premiere of Conor McPherson̵... 6:13 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: In that picture she looks like a young Judy Densch. 6:05 AM
  • Buster: Moser recorded Der Bajazzo in 1980, auf Italienisch, despite the title. With Franco Bonisolli:... 6:01 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lance Ryan has asked to be released from this Bayreuth Siegfrieds next season since he could... 5:55 AM
  • Ruxxy: How wonderful to hear Bidu Sayao again. She was one of the iconic artists at the Met for many... 4:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How utterly sweet of you to suggest this, ML, but I have to say that I am... 4:30 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Teseo is in my fav Handel opera. Startling music a shame it is not done more. Also,... 4:17 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: To the best of my knowledge, airchecks were done in the 1930s and 1940s as... 4:12 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 »