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  • armerjacquino: Where did you get that quote from, btw? The only google match I can find is from the... 1:08 PM
  • m. croche: My humble recommendation would be to swap in La Dame blanche occasionally for L’Elisir or La... 1:08 PM
  • armerjacquino: Fun story. He was happy to make a film of it, mind. http://www.amazon. co.uk/La-Forza-... 1:07 PM
  • bronzino: I snooze through the mediocre writing of Act II… 1:01 PM
  • NPW-Paris: More seriously, I enjoyed it at the Opéra Comique in 2012. “Never a dull moment” I... 1:00 PM
  • bronzino: I agree with you that F is pretty far down the list of the maestro’s creations. “The... 12:59 PM
  • NPW-Paris: There’s even a Métro station called “La Muette”. 12:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: Frank Lopardo’s FB page makes interesting reading, especially for those who thought... 12:45 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for those fun options coloraturafan! Of course, when Netrebko sings Mimi, no Option... 12:42 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘realismR 17; v ‘hysteria 217;. Got it. 12:37 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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