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Il sacro fuoco

Here’s recent Met debutante Liudmyla Monastyrska in that ultimate “furibonda” role, Abigaille in Nabucco, which she’s currently performing at the Royal Opera. Read more »

My old flame

Continuing what La Cieca hopes will be a fascinating discussion of the “sacro fuoco.” Let’s start with a Wikipedia definition: “Il sacro fuoco è una delle tante espressioni comuni per indicare una sacralità del fuoco, sia per ragioni religiose, sia per mera simbologia rituale.”

Monarch butterfly

olivero_100Happiest 100th birthday greetings to the legendary Magda Olivero! In celebration, let’s enjoy a recital from December 13, 1977 in Dallas, Texas, with Ivan Davis, piano.

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