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  • manou: She looks like Debra Paget http://tinyurl.com /k9g6tjv 9:16 AM
  • Evenhanded: Well. And the “thumbs systems” is about as seriously as your comments are taken. But... 9:12 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Ooops sorry – I’ll try that again. Manon Lescaut, Easter Festival,... 9:12 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Another – non-classic Manon Lescaut if report is to be believed – is heading... 9:09 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1899 composer Randall Thompson. More Easter music httpv://www.you... 8:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes it is worth having but her voice is different now and has grown over the years as one... 8:48 AM
  • Jenufa: I love the picture La Cieca has chosen this week “Les Retardataires̶ 1; Albert Guillaume... 8:41 AM
  • manou: Oops! Sorry – I thought it was a new one. Seems worth having anyway. 8:30 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Sad that to this day it remains her only solo CD of opera arias. The recording is from 2006. 8:22 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Thank you, both of you who made this one possible. I saw Marianne’s mention of it as a... 8:15 AM

Happy birthday, Giacomo Puccini

“Il Leone di Lucca” (as La Cieca has never heard the composer called) was born December 22, 1858. On the anniversary of his birth, you are invited to discuss favorite performances of his work, with or without the aid of YouTube. Read more »

The anniverary

It’s that date that rolls around once a year, cher public, the day we celebrate the 1993 founding of parterre box and the 1923 birth of Maria Callas. Read more »

Happy Birthday Regina Resnik

The dynamic American singing actress celebrates the 90th anniversary of her birth today. Read more »

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Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson

La Cieca wants to get a jump on this busy birthday season by offering a remembrance of Birgit Nilsson a day early.

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Une femme d’un incertain âge

On this, the anniversary of her natal day, May 15, La Cieca likes to think back to that moment…

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Just what I wanted!

La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release.

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Happy Birthday Maestro Wenarto

Still going strong after (approximately) 1,500 YouTube appearances, Our Own Maestro Wenarto celebrates the anniversary of his birth today.

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Happy 18th birthday, parterre box

To think, if I’d had a kid instead, he could be out there supporting me now, or at least off at college smoking dope and getting laid.

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Happy Birthday Anna Netrebko

The diva, soon to open the Met season in Anna Bolena, marks the Four Oh milestone today.

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Happy birthday Nico Muhly

Congratulations to the composer (Two Boys, Dark Sisters) and blogger on this day of transition from Wunderkind to Wundererwachsener. (Photo by Sam West)

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