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Three nights in Paris

“Oh to be young and going to Paris for the first time,” exclaimed an elderly gentleman who donned his best sweatervest for a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival this past August. Indeed, it is wonderful to be young and in Paris for the first time—in no small part thanks to the generous student discount schemes that make the performing arts so accessible to juvenile enthusiasts. Over the past three evenings, I have experienced no less than three extraordinary evenings of vocal music of the highest caliber, and it is my pleasure to share those experiences with you.   Read more »

La place des étoiles

“Le Concert de Paris” featuring Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Olga Peretyatko, Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala, Lawrence Brownlee and Laurent Naouri, with the Orchestre National de France sous la direction de Daniele Gatti. Watch it!

And Tony goes to…

La Cieca spies spotted the New York TimesAnthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest. The cher public are invited to predict what his take will be on Daniele Gatti’s music direction and Stefan Herheim’s staging, and anything else you might expect he’d comment on…

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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

Wagner’s Meistersinger, in a witty, sumptuous performance (thanks to Stefan Herheim and Daniele Gatti, respectively) is now being streamed on 3sat.online, available, so far as La Cieca can tell, wherever the internet reaches.

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One touch of venous

Like the hero of Parsifal, who finds the Holy Grail after a lifetime of frustrated wandering, the Met’s audience was finally rewarded for its patience.

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