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  • Clita del Toro: PS “RobertoR 21; I saw a number of Tebaldi’s Toscas between 1956 and 1958,... 2:00 PM
  • robertovillalba: I never saw a person to be insulted by his arguments, and knowledge about singing, is this a... 1:59 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: What a punim! Makes Gelb look downright viral. 1:50 PM
  • Clita del Toro: “RobertoR 21;, go back to opera-l. where you bore everyone to tears. I guess you are... 1:50 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: She’s their go-to girl when a major diva cancels, or she gets double cast alongside the... 1:43 PM
  • robertovillalba: I do not know how to answer is this Clita del Toro , you are well? Yes indeed, for me the... 1:39 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well the production deserves to be filmed with this cast especially. 1:39 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I hope the Cenerentola was filmed and the Favorite will eventually become a recording. I have... 1:30 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I have no idea. But also I think the Verona casts are like whittled down to so-so singers because... 1:28 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well those performances suit a purpose to provide entertainment for the tourists but like... 1:14 PM

Herself you shall adore

From an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Read more »

On a clear day you can “C” forever

Of course,  we all know a Marilyn Horne anecdote without a four-letter word is about as plausible as a martini without gin, but the tale that kicks off her Q&A with Zachary Woolfe is particularly bracing. You’ll be both shaken and stirred by this interview in the current Capital New York.

Horne aplenty

La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon. Read more »