Cher Public

  • Sheldon: Alex–Thanks for a wonderful review, with which I agree 100%. I attended the third cycle with the same sense of potential... 5:24 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Thank you once again, Alex, for your marvelous writing about this cycle. It has been a pleasure throughout the month. 5:17 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Passion is an interesting beast- haven’t heard anyone on broadway saying ‘Let’s get a revival of... 4:20 PM
  • warmke: You discount yourself as a judge of any music if you can’t even correctly count the number of notes in a sequence. The... 2:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: How about Margaret White in CARRIE in tandem with Sabine Devieilhe–or , better, — Julia Lezhneva–wit h... 1:13 PM
  • armerjacquino: But while with Weill- Jenny Diver? 1:03 PM
  • armerjacquino: She’d act the living hell out of Anna Maurrant but the voice is just too small. 1:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: How about COCO? The creatrix sure didn’t have much voice… httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Oi-7 9tAQHEo... 12:50 PM

Schwahnsinn!

SchwansinnLa Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as furtively recorded Sunday afternoon.  Read more »

So near and yet so far

Anna YusifFor those homebody members of the cher public who don’t frequent such venues as Nagoya, Seoul, Taipei or Santa Monica, here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like. Read more »

Fine dell’opera

It’s official. “Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing. The Board of Directors of Gotham Chamber Opera voted today to shut down the organization,” reads a press release from the organization.   Read more »

anna_lady

Anna behind bars

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.

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Manon Lescaut

Insieme, perduta, abbandonata

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.

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Madeline Kahn

Step by step

Madeline Kahn‘s 1968 interpretation of “Glitter and Be Gay” has been widely disseminated.

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Cieca as fortuneteller

21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire.

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anna_gioconda

Ultima voce del mio destino

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda!

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Fosca

Not pretty or safe or easy

La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!)

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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