Our Own JJ weighs in at some length about OONY’s performance of I Lombardi over at musicalamerica.com. Yes, it’s by subscription, but you really should, you know? However, for those of you who are a little out-of-pocket (and, believe me, La Cieca knows the feeling) there’s a snippet after the jump. Read more »
Your doyenne, while she never, never would think to record a performance she attends, is from time to time sent recordings of certain live events. A fragment of a recent such event, which some indeed might venture to term a “Sternstunde,” follows the jump. Read more »
Either tonight’s concert performance of I Lombardi by Opera Orchestra of New York was a “star is born” moment for Michael Fabiano, or else there is no such thing as a “star is born” moment any more. La Cieca, who always tries to look on the bright side, will simply that Fabiano sang the way opera is supposed to be sung: warm, ardent, full-throated, fully Italianate… but only to the top, not over. Read more »
Opera Orchestra of New York has announced their 2012-2013 season of only two performances.
La Cieca predicts you won’t be seeing any puritans at the Met next season, except of course for the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?”
La Cieca has put her little grey cells to work and deduced that Opera Orchestra of New York will present two performances next season…
Here, on what appears to have been a rather chilly evening, are Michael Fabiano and his “mom” Renée Fleming in Die Walküre Lucrezia Borgia at the San Francisco Opera.
Michael Fabiano and Renée Fleming (pictured, left to right) make up the somewhat dysfunctional family whose drama is recounted in the San Francisco Opera premiere of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, to be heard September 23 – October 11. More highlights (and a lowlight or two) follow the jump.