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  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: I saw ATS in the ’84 run of Lohengrin with Domingo and Marton. She was... 6:59 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Mercadante, I looked up Leah Partridge on YouTube, and found this clip of her singing “Ah!... 6:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: I saw ATS quite a number of times. I didn’t think Tosca was her role either, but I can... 6:51 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I love wearing fur in the cold, but have you seen the huge fur coat on Netrebko̵... 6:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Thanks, Monty! I never saw ATS live- I was supposed to get her as Ariadne, but she cancelled... 6:31 PM
  • armerjacquino: To be fair to Romano, she was given a place in the final- although on the other hand, not all... 6:28 PM
  • MontyNostry: Mazel tov, armer! The whole opera’s a riot, so you should have fun, though the obvious... 6:25 PM
  • armerjacquino: I worked with Plowright’s sister at the end of last year, she’s a lovely woman.... 6:23 PM
  • steveac10: It’s been gone here for more than 30 years. As a vocal performance undergrad I got 1 hour a... 6:10 PM
  • dexter: It makes me feel very old (and god knows what it does to her) to realise that I heard Rosalind... 6:05 PM

Later on, we’ll conspire

It’s that time of year again, cher public: those crisp short days when you decide to stay home and make all your gift selections from La Cieca’s Shoppe of Holiday Delights.

Yule, never walk alone

Just in time for the holidays, La Cieca has flung open the doors of her Shoppe of Holiday Delights! Remember, cher public, by doing your holiday shopping here, you help support your doyenne in her year-round mission of vending vitriol to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Fill up the stocking

La Cieca has once again hauled out the holly, climbed down the chimney, sliced up the tinsel and hung some fruitcake on that evergreen bough… which can only mean one thing: the Parterre Holiday Store is open for business! (Note that, as with all Amazon purchases linked from parterre.com, the site will receive a handsome kickback commission on every product you purchase.)

A few words of encouragement from your doyenne follow the jump.   Read more »