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

Divinités du stacks

The noble Alceste of Kirsten Flagstad is but one of many fascinating live recordings featured in Opera Depot’s May Sale, with all new titles 40% off through Sunday, May 13. (And while you’re there, don’t forget to download this month’s freebie, a Rosenkavalier featuring Janet Baker and Helga Dernesch.)

Coupe de grâce

Those among the cher public who did not find enough Wagner in their Christmas stockings (or who are still reeling from the recent ROH travesty they called a Bühnenweihfestspiel) will be pleased to hear that our good friends at Opera Depot are currently offering a free download of Parsifal conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch at the 1963 Bayreuth Festival.

Free Anna

Bel canto fanciers, diva fanatics and freebie queens alike will be delighted to hear that the Met is offering 2,500 gratis tickets to the September 22 open dress rehearsal of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Read more »