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  • m. croche: Stolthet och Foerdom (2011) httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=MsgN DGkFGaI httpv://www.you... 3:10 PM
  • zinka: We have a HUGE number of wonderful essentially LYRIC tenors today….Rarel y do they sing dramatic... 2:50 PM
  • zinka: Siepi,Treigle,Hine s,Pape,etc…. what is he doing in all the big roles?????? 2:48 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: She managed to bring something special to every role which she sang. I miss her as well and... 2:48 PM
  • moritz: Yes, that’s how I remember her as well: An amazing dynamic range, the ability to turn a forte... 2:38 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ah! That’s true FeldM – I had forgotten; of course, she gave up that “exit... 2:36 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: In March usually. Feuriger Engel Maskenball Benedikt von Peter, Harteros, Beczala,... 2:20 PM
  • moritz: I’ve heard Zampieri quite frequently from 1980 on, mostly in Vienna and Zurich, but also at the... 2:15 PM
  • aulus agerius: Too bad there doesn’t seem to be a cabaletta for Pavarotti’s aria. 2:09 PM
  • Satisfied: I guess its that time of year for season announcements. Feld, when does Munich generally release... 2:06 PM

The sea was angry that day, my friends

finley_metIt’s a sad story, really. Debussy and Maeterlinck had what the kids would call Major Drama over who was to sing Melisande (Mary Garden vs. the person you’ve never heard of) and so Maeterlinck didn’t see Pelleas until years after Debussy had died, so he never got to be like “word!” or, I suppose, “mot!”  Read more »

I would like a waffle

La Cieca preens proudly  to present a peerless pair of protégés (left to right) Squirrel and Maury D’Annato. The bromancers attended (or one should say “took in”) last night’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Met, and as of early this afternoon they were still deconstructing. Read more »

House of Atreus: Fall Collection

mcqueenElektra occupies a special place in the Met’s rep, in a cheap way. It’s no easier to cast than any number of things that inspire well-rehearsed refrains of “put it away for fifty years,”* and really over the last quarter century many a somber compromise has been made in casting. What sets it apart is that folks seem willing enough to lie back and think of Mycenae while Gabriele Schnaut humps the leg of Strauss’ towering score, content to soak in the piece under any conditions.  Read more »

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wedding march

In this, as in so many things, La Cieca follows the lead of friendly firebrand Maury D’Annato. Your doyenne calls on you, cher public, to help defeat California’s Proposition 8, a measure that, according to some legal scholars, could nullify thousands of existing marriages. Even in a best-case scenario, this measure would rob same-sex couples of the right to marriage. Please click on the banner below and, if you can, give generously to the Keep Marriage Legal cause.

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