Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Camille: Hey, I TRIED to love the drowned queen! At least I gave it the once over It did certainly quell my... 9:51 PM
  • Camille: Yes, i am and am SOOO relieved that none of it is so bad as what it was last time around. Even... 9:39 PM
  • Lohenfal: One minor correction to Adam’s otherwise excellent report on doings in Berlin. Antonenko sang... 9:18 PM
  • phoenix: Camille is not listening to La Crostacea this evening on Sirius? 9:05 PM
  • phoenix: Camille, aren’t 9:03 PM
  • Camille: You know, that title rings a very distant bell for me as well—maybe it was in L.A.–? I just... 8:28 PM
  • Camille: She could be a fab Färberin, instead. First cousin to Elektra. 8:23 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes Magee debut, and she was pretty awful, a distant sound that sounded from under water (no... 7:47 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: I believe that NYCO presented the Weill in English (The Silver Lake?) back in the late 70s... 7:29 PM
  • Camille: Yes she did, and that was her Met debut, if I am not seriously misremembering. 7:25 PM

Huge

“When I left the opera house, I stumbled to the next train out of town and fell immediately asleep; when I left the afternoon broadcast, I stepped out onto the sidewalk and discovered that the sun had set while I’d been in the dark, watching. The sky’d gone all orange and blue and was seemingly cloudless, but a thin flurry of huge white flakes snowed down as if from nowhere and then, after a moment, it stopped.”

What La Cieca thinks is going to live as the definitive take on John AdamsNixon in China at the Met is sitting there, just waiting for you to read it, at Daniel Stephen Johnson.

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]