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Cher Public

  • Milady DeWinter: I agree, Peter – Hartig’s poetic line and lovely arcs of tone were beautiful to... 12:33 PM
  • manou: I think the stock expression is “giving stick” to Norman. 12:32 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: This is the BEST Jessye I have ever encountered!!! Love her ability to master an... 12:27 PM
  • messa di voce: She could have cut a few verses, but I think she sounds pretty damn good. 12:23 PM
  • peter: The voice is not a wow, at least on the broadcast as Anita Hartig’s was last year but I’m... 12:17 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok well I could have been wrong. But I definitely thought I heard the same key change that... 12:09 PM
  • La Cieca: I’ve deleted out the text about the transpositions pending a check against the broadcast.... 12:07 PM
  • Patrick Mack: My eyes! My ears! AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH! 12:00 PM
  • Patrick Mack: ‘Golf Claps’. Classic Poison. Brava. 11:53 AM
  • calaf47: I just checked with another friend…who also recorded it…..no transposition. When I saw... 11:50 AM

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 »

Snark hope

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