Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I think the top is not what it used to be. I remember thinking that when I heard her... 10:32 AM
  • kashania: Meier is of the greatest singing actresses I’ve ever experienced (alas, never live). Her... 10:12 AM
  • kashania: For those interested, the performance that finally served as the opening night of the production... 10:04 AM
  • Marcello: After all that excitement about Sonya Yoncheva and her Violetta, I am disappointed to hear that she... 9:54 AM
  • Camille: Bill, you are a treasure trove of delights. Thank you so kindly for all your reminiscing on La... 9:53 AM
  • Krunoslav: I have to disagree with both Ivy and Feldie here. The one time i heard Zampieri live was as... 9:52 AM
  • Camille: You can use them as coasters…. Awaiting fhe herald of Le Cid!!! 9:48 AM

Lepage turner

“Near the end of Robert Lepage‘s production of Wagner’s Die Walküre, which opened at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday, there is a moment of arresting visual beauty. The raked stage slowly rises and, with the help of projections, turns into a looming, stark, snow-covered mountain. It’s a breathtaking transformation, one that encapsulates everything that’s wrong with Mr. Lepage’s work.”

The first deep reading of the Lepage Ring is by Zachary Woolfe, naturally.