Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • BB: Far less. There was no safety and they could explode in your face. Never thought that moment was... 7:35 PM
  • Clita del Toro: PS I bet in those days guns were even less safe. 7:20 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Tenor, are you kidding? Gun accidents happen all the time–and even less plausible ones... 7:16 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Some very interesting and thoughtful modernism. However, the bit where Alvaro throws down his... 6:56 PM
  • steveac10: He also needs to get the choristers to stop howling. Everything we heard from their camp indicates... 6:44 PM
  • David: It used to be funny when the Vicar did it. Seems more mean-spirited now 6:31 PM
  • La Cieca: oedipe, you’re being a jerk. Sit on moderation for a few days and think about being a little... 6:14 PM
  • La Cieca: They just put in place procedures that will cut annual expenditures by about $30 million, or around... 6:12 PM
  • la vociaccia: I’ll repeat what I said in the comments section of this poll. Everyone went for the most... 6:08 PM
  • redbear: Then why don’t you, great master, tell us how they are going to fix the simple cash flow... 5:53 PM

Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien. She’s subbing for Cecilia Bartoli, who has canceled her first two performances of Comtesse Adèle there. [Der Standard]

Who is that masked man?

Peter Mattei will sing the opening night of the Met’s new Don Giovanni Thursday, replacing the injured Mariusz Kwiecien. Subbing for Mattei as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia tomorrow and Friday nights will be Rodion Pogossov.

Einspring is in the air

perezAmerican soprano Ailyn Perez made her Royal Opera debut last night on the company’s tour in Japan, singing two-thirds of the role of Violetta when the scheduled soprano, Ermonela Jaho, canceled after a rocky first act. (Jaho herself was a late substitute for the ever more elusive Angela Gheorghiu.) A witness to the performance says, “She was amazing and had grown men weeping at how naturally she inhabited the role.” La Perez will return to the return to the Royal Opera (this time in London) as Violetta and Liu.