Cher Public

  • m. croche: Szymanowski would seem to be the odds-on favorite, but Spanish has multiple paths to victory (Catán, or John Adams and Peter... 3:18 AM
  • fletcher: Oh god that Götterdämmerung cover is the best! Thanks for sharing. 2:28 AM
  • fletcher: Surely out of those Król Roger has the best chance? Or maybe a staged Luonnotar ? 2:23 AM
  • LT: This is laughable. In the ever diminishing world of opera, the only backlash her going over “the edge” (whatever that... 2:17 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I love this production. So happy to see–and hear–it again. 12:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say I always picture her smiling in my head because of how perky and fun she usually is. SIGH. I be... 12:00 AM
  • antikitschychick: P.S. I think something along the lines of Cieca’s fanciful album cover would have been perfect. Looking at a... 11:58 PM
  • m. croche: Since then the MET has added Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, and Sanskrit to the list. Is there a betting pool for the next new... 11:49 PM

Tony, “Danza”

Exclusively for you, the loyal parterriani, here’s a sneak preview video from Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall, the new recital CD that can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon.   Read more »

Ambitious spirit

Never let it be said that La Cieca does not pamper her cher public. After the jump, and exclusively on the web, listen to the role debut of Anna Netrebko in Verdi’s Macbeth. Read more »

The world on a string: talking to Jamie Barton

American mezzo Jamie Barton, who has steadily been winning fans in the US over the past few years for her rich and nuanced singing, took the international opera world by storm last weekend by winning both the Song Prize as well as the overall prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Watching her final program of arias from Adriana Lecouvreur, Hansel und Gretel, and Berlioz’s Les Troyens, along with a song by Sibelius, it’s hard to imagine how the international jury that included Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Palmer, Neil Shicoff and Håkan Hagegård could have chosen anyone else.  Read more »

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Snark hope

What could be more exclusive than this? La Cieca offers you a sneak preview of Renée Fleming‘s MTV-style video for “Endlessly!”

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