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  • ML: I hated his Philip — all flailing around and superficial grasp of the text. 9:43 PM
  • ML: Big family. Understood. Of course, how stupid of the Met to have a glorious Hungarian bass on the... 9:36 PM
  • Gualtier M: Morris is one of the greatest Wagner singers of all time. His Wotan is historic, a friend... 9:18 PM
  • Gualtier M: He has already sung the Flieder Monolog in concerts and recorded “Wahn, Wahn” as well... 9:11 PM
  • Bill: Bretz has 5 or 6 Children – so I imagine he will continue to sing alot in Budapest where this... 9:11 PM
  • ML: 1-2 years of heavy study? 9:01 PM
  • Bluebeard: another article I read years ago made mention of the fact that Pape didn’t quite find Hans... 8:57 PM
  • ML: Answering my own question, the Glasgow “yes” margin seems lower than expected —... 8:20 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, please use this link: http://goo.gl/8fjA Jz 8:15 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Cara La Cieca – Can I order via Parterre? 8:10 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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