Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • PCally: Moore was excellent and had a super high c. But I think Harteros has the more distinct voice and... 11:21 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: Don’t know about his Radames, but Kunde was an excellent Manrico at the Fenice last... 11:19 AM
  • aulus agerius: I don’t hear Margaret or Leontyne in there. But there do seem to be a lot of dead... 11:17 AM
  • perfidia: Price? 10:50 AM
  • aulus agerius: I don’t ‘know’ any of them except Caballe. My favorites are 17 (Milanov?)... 10:41 AM
  • Poison Ivy: So here you go. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=rs5n -U7t61I 10:38 AM
  • aulus agerius: I did not hear Harteros’ as that bad – certainly not like a cat with it’s... 10:23 AM
  • Krunoslav: Any selection omitting Hammond and Rutter is not worth one’s time. 10:18 AM
  • pavel: Listening to all those clips just makes me wonder: is there anyone who does not come off the rails a... 10:17 AM
  • m. croche: Happy Birthday to Alexander Goedicke. Natasha’s Romance from “At the CrossroadsR... 10:16 AM

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]