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  • armerjacquino: Ciccia, I wasn’t suggesting that opera costumes are bought off the peg- opera has much bigger budgets than theatre... 8:55 AM
  • manou: Netrebko herself took a tumble in one of the Paris Opera potholes. 8:39 AM
  • manou: …also – no liquids for 24 hours beforehand. 8:36 AM
  • Cicciabella: NPW-Paris, the Trovatore sets and costumes were made in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam atelier is perfectly capable of making... 8:30 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Of course it may be my imagination, but it seems to me you can often see the difference between costumes made by the Paris... 8:11 AM
  • Cicciabella: Thank you for the insider info. They apparently buy clothes off the peg and do not alter them to fit the singers. No wonder a... 8:11 AM
  • NPW-Paris: You’re welcome. Take a pullover, a scarf and a plump cushion. 8:06 AM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks for those links NPW. 7:56 AM

Express your elf!

La Cieca (pictured) would like to remind those members of the cher public with last-minute gift shopping needs that purchases from the Little Shop of Arias completed by 7:00 PM EST today (Friday) can still reach their intended recipients by December 24. (Simply select “Two-Day Shipping” at checkout) The even more dilatory among you should recall that an Amazon Gift Card is instantly deliverable via email and (ça va sans dire) always in the best of taste.

How much is that puppy in the window?

florez_thumbAt the request of a member of the cher public, La Cieca has updated the Little Shop of Arias store here at parterre. Available for preorder from amazon.com are such goodies as a new DVD of I puritani starring Nino Machaidze and Juan Diego Flórez.   Read more »