Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • Feldmarschallin: Well was anyone expecting her to sing that? 4:51 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Are you implying he’s old or something? He’s 36. 4:38 PM
  • Poison Ivy: There’s been like a cast change advisory in every Boheme since opening night. 4:37 PM
  • NPW-Paris: It pleases me that it’s where some of the best kebabs come from. 4:27 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Janacek uses chains in From the House of the Dead. 4:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: Were Umberto Borso and Ion Piso unavailable? 4:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Actually, you can access the full score, or the individual parts, here:... 3:24 PM
  • MontyNostry: It always pleases me that Kad?köy is where chalcedony originally came from. 3:22 PM
  • MontyNostry: armer – was that Cavaradossi opposite Bumbry, in Mae West mode, in 1990 or so? 3:19 PM
  • MontyNostry: Poor Giacomini inexplicably got booed on the first night of that Turandot in Paris in 1981... 3:16 PM

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]