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  • m. croche: I’d say an argument could be made that Glass’ “In the Penal Colony” is on its way to becoming a... 11:30 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: In a New York Times interview in the early 1970s, Nilsson was asked about Norma. “Too many little... 11:27 AM
  • manou: There would be no sparing in their sparring. 10:57 AM
  • Gualtier M: Evidently Cicciabella, Kim’s boobs didn’t fit in her dress: http://pagesix.com /2016/05/23/kim-ka rdashians-boo... 10:47 AM
  • PCally: I hope so. Would love to see Netrebko sparing off with Herlitzius. 9:56 AM
  • Krunoslav: Well, one can think of several “could haves”, but VESPRI was not all that commonly given until relatively recently.... 9:19 AM
  • Krunoslav: Just to make sure, Opera Teen, that you have seen these Kabaivanska FRANCESCA clips (Turin, 1980 w/ the wooden but serviceable... 9:09 AM
  • mjmacmtenor: Elinor Ross could have. She debuted at the Met as Turandor and sang Nirma and several florid Verdi roles (though I cannot... 8:58 AM

Now I suddenly feel as if I’ve taken all my clothes off

Margo_500Can it really be 40 (Four, oh!) years since La Cieca was born on that sultry evening at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, Texas?  Read more »

Ow, my keyboard!

A milestone of sorts is reached today at parterre.com: La Cieca and her team of experts have posted 7,000 articles on this WordPress-powered site since May 2005, when the hot operatic gossip of the day concerned Matthew Epstein and the art of the strip-tease. (La Cieca should emphasize that these were two unrelated stories.)   Read more »

Bass-barihunk

Richard Bernstein is a very good-looking guy, even with his clothes on.” An interview with the Speedo-sporting singer is the centerpiece of this Spring 1999 issue, along with gossip from La Cieca, a round-the-world revue from Enzo Bordello, a visit by Indiana Loiterer III to the Met’s premiere of Moses und Aron, a Renata Scotto discography by Leila de Lakmé and the evergreen aria parody “Ain’t it a pretty voice?” [Download Issue #36]

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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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