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  • Cicciabella: Basso, I would have given up a day of my allotted lifetime yesterday to hear Botha singing with... 5:41 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Evans is by far the hottest Dracula 5:11 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Be very afraid … 5:11 AM
  • basso profundo: Not exactly news to stop the presses but last night during Botha’s intermission... 4:54 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: I heart Nay-Nay and Ne-Ne – the two of them together = Heaven! 4:49 AM
  • Lohengrin: What do You think about Maltman as Jago? 3:25 AM
  • joggerboy: I dunno, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the good old Witwe, and I think that... 3:17 AM
  • m. croche: For New Year’s, a seksy “Les Aventures du Roi Pausole”. Not family fare, though. 2:57 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I can already picture Schwarzkopf criticizing his inaudible final consonants. 2:14 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: But Albanese is from la tua Puglia. 2:05 AM

French tips

Valerian Ruminksi (not pictured), that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him? Well, he joins Anne Midgette and Michelle Paul (director of product development at Patron Technology) to chat with WQXR‘s Naomi Lewin to muse about online oversharing. (Hint: they’re mostly against it.) Listen after the jump. Read more »

È questo l’antico fascino che m’accieca!

Anna Netrebko‘s publicist has confirmed that the soprano and “Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov (age 37)” are engaged. To be married. To each other. No date is set for the wedding, and Netrebko’s public Facebook page asks that the couple’s privacy be respected. Read more »

Georgia on my mind

Jaw-breaking soprano Tamar Iveri is trying to walk back her recent homophobic rant by saying she has “many gay friends.” Read more »

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Smiling through

And we have a Mot du Jour!

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A la faveur de cette nuit obscure

La Cieca does what she can in her own little way to, well, light a single candle against ignorance, but sometimes she is surprised by her own strength.

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Ring cycle

Anthony Tommasini and his long-time partner Ben McCommon were married on Friday.

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Open mouthed

An exciting album of photos from Stefan Herheim‘s new production of Salome that opened tonight at the Salzburg Easter Festival. (All images by Monika & Karl Forster).

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Socialism

Don’t worry, La Cieca isn’t going to let politics rear its ugly head (or, since we’re talking about La Cieca here, let’s say “its pretty head”); rather, the “social” we’re talking about here is as in “social media.” Just a housekeeping tip or two for you after the jump.

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The cup and the lip

You know La Cieca adores her some Gheorghiu, but the “scheduled”  (not to mention the Soprano Math) just cries out for mockery.

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Love’s old tweet song

La Cieca would like to call the cher public’s attention to the new “share” buttons at the foot of each posting here on parterre.com. Clicking on the “Like” button will alert your Facebook friends of your affection for the given posting; the “Tweet” button will send the current posting to your Twitter feed.

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