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  • "I was at the premiere and thought it was not only wearisome and unpleasant but..." - gironabalie
  • "What you’re looking for is more operas that mindlessly attack the United..." - La Cieca
  • "And a hungry guy in a dog suit showing up in a future world isn’t my idea of..." - la vociaccia
  • "Thank you for the Richard van Allan clip — I love that DVD performance of..." - tatiana
  • "You’re right, you can’t tell. And yet that didn’t stop you..." - armerjacquino
  • "How can I tell except what I can understand by what you write here. BTW the new opera..." - redbear
  • "Amber Wagner sang Ariadne here back in 2011 in a production which also included..." - chicagoing
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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 »