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  • Feldmarschallin: Buster I just heard Schwanewilms on the radio and her two wish roles are Capriccio Gräfin... 5:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: Alan Held, who triumphed as Jokanaan in Philadelphia in May, added Sachs to his rep in 2013 in... 4:57 AM
  • Krunoslav: James Johnson, who sang Sachs for the Met in 1998, sounded very solid when i last heard him, as... 4:47 AM
  • Krunoslav: “the most sublimest Brunnhilde” Edyth Walker, (ya know) http://lapostex... 4:37 AM
  • Krunoslav: Here I thought Marshie was taking about Maria Bieshu. Metropolitan Opera House October 23, 1971... 4:29 AM
  • Krunoslav: Despina- Alda Noni early on, Sciutti or Eugenia Ratti later. 4:23 AM
  • ML: Mind your website and stop covering for a (sometimes) obnoxious poster, who ought to defend *herself*.... 3:19 AM
  • overstimmelated: One can’t help wondering if Gelb, who booked Volle for a future Ring after hearing his... 2:57 AM
  • La Cieca: Mind your business and stop carrying tales like a small town spinster, ML. 2:09 AM
  • pirelli: “I admired Schaefer as Lulu a great deal…” Me too – much much more than... 12:53 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!”