Cher Public

  • marshiemarkII: Ciao manoucee, mille grazie, unfortunately they did not include the divine Sei tu che piangi, I am obsessed, I must have... 8:55 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Nice to hear from you chikita querida! Oh you must see it in the house, forget about HD, she must be heard live!, one of... 8:43 PM
  • manou: The ML videos work fine on the Met website: http://www.metoper a.org/Season/2015- 16-Season/manon-le scaut-puccini-tick ets/ 8:41 PM
  • LT: A new Handel’s Messiah from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is to be released in a couple of weeks with Yoncheva, Mumford, Villazon... 8:31 PM
  • antikitschychick: oh wow congrats to Alagna on becoming a granddaddy! And good for him that he still has “la fiamma” that... 8:27 PM
  • Lohenfal: I figured that the disappearing link was the result of Met censorship. That wouldn’t have bothered me if their own website... 8:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: thank you for your enthusiastic review Marshie and nice to hear from you! After reading what you have to say I’m... 8:18 PM
  • marshiemarkII: I hope you saw this: http://www.nytimes .com/2016/02/11/ar ts/music/better-ca ll-roberto-alagna- steps-in-to-man... 7:40 PM

And the 2013 Pubies go to…

One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards. Read more »

To tell the truth

Four of La Cieca’s favorite people, Diana Soviero, Ira Siff, Robert Lombardo and Ken Benson, assemble on November 9 at the impressively named “Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center” to trade their views on the subject of verismo opera. It’s a panel discussion sponsored by the Marcello Giordani Foundation, and there’s more information on tickets and times here.

Saddle sore?

giordani_thumbLa Cieca was just forwarded the following ominous announcement: “The George London Foundation Recital event that was to feature tenor Marcello Giordani and soprano Susanna Phillips at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at 4:30 PM, has been canceled. Mr. Giordani has been hospitalized with a severe case of sciatica and is unable to perform.” Does sciatica improve between a Sunday and a Tuesday, or should Carl Tanner report for costume fittings?

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From A to Zeani

An appearance by legendary diva Virginia Zeani is but one of the highlights of tomorrow night’s Marcello Giordani Foundation Concert and Dinner.

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