Cher Public

  • messa di voce: A simple meal for a man with simple tastes: Pimento cheese on a ritz (Showboat) Cuisse de poulet ecrasse (Dolores... 12:10 PM
  • kashania: OK, mine is hopelessly literal but I had fun. Course 1 Chilled zucchini soup in a shot glass, accompanied by Cold Mountain... 11:59 AM
  • rapt: Elektra is just what I thought of, too. Maybe all those sacrificed animals could be of use… 11:52 AM
  • kashania: Gockley: Gockley is unconvinced by the popularity of Written on Skin. “It’s a connoisseur’ s piece,” he... 11:43 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Écrevisse à la bord de l’EST 11:25 AM
  • kashania: LOL httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Lr32 xLNr1qk&start= 64 11:14 AM
  • armerjacquino: I totally lack the expertise for this, so I’ll just provide the canapés: Baby Doe Balls, The First Empanadas and... 11:13 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I am not really gourmet enough, or up on my modern operas enough to plan such a meal, but here is what five minutes in my... 10:44 AM

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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