Headshot of La Cieca

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  • DonCarloFanatic: Just listened to the Gruberova/Giordani performance and he was a revelation. Thanks for... 4:44 PM
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  • zinka: Isurely agree about Mattila at her best..,I always said Diana Soviero was BOTH..Gorgeous quality and... 4:34 PM
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Spinning chorus

katharina_spider“Her gal-pal friends play with what look like the tails of exotic serpents and keep huge spiders as pets. I was not exactly sure what this all meant. Still, the kids squealed with delight.” No more delighted than La Cieca was when she realized that Katharina Wagner has finally caught up to Mary Zimmerman in the use of oversized arachnidae in operatic Regie! [NY Times]

Death, warmed over

New York Philharmonic“The end of the world was on the program Thursday night — but for the New York Philharmonic, performing the apocalyptic opera Le Grand Macabre was a promising new beginning.” [NYP]