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  • willym: I have not great love or hate of the lady as a musician – only really heard her once in... 10:06 PM
  • Poison Ivy: This reminds me of a story my friend likes to tell. He was traveling through Paris and Italy and... 10:03 PM
  • Camille: No SQUILLO! It is what it is with what he has got, but am afraid Italian operas such as these demand... 9:48 PM
  • Resistopiu: well to be fair Gwyneth was a little more measured back then, and a lovely lady, always had time... 9:45 PM
  • Camille: Ha! I am surprised they discovered–f inalmente–th at score of Arizona Lady which I... 9:43 PM
  • LT: Is it really new? I read somewhere it was sort of a recycled version of the old one. 9:37 PM
  • Camille: This is a note of appreciation to Mr STEPAN ATAMIAN, announcer and programmer for the Saturday Night... 9:17 PM
  • la vociaccia: Really not liking Jonas in this. There isn’t really any charisma in the timbre- the... 8:49 PM
  • Camille: MAH! This “Down to earth Diva” shit has GOT to STOP!! An oxymoron that must die! That... 8:42 PM
  • Camille: La Cieca—please! Dissing Renée is so 1997! “Ain’t it a pretty voice” was a... 8:32 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 »