Cher Public

  • Big Finn: And here’s an un-matronly Karita Mattila in a “Sweetheart& #8221; mode 10 years ago, celebrating Matti Salminen at... 3:33 AM
  • Krunoslav: Silja Verdi roles I have heard about include Violetta, both Leonoras, Lady Macbeth and Desdemona. 11:12 PM
  • armerjacquino: I bet there’s a Silja Amelia somewhere, and I bet it’s weird and thrilling in equal measure. 9:30 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘I hate fat people. Netrebko is a whore. When singers accepts an engagement only an idiot expects they will turn up.... 9:28 PM
  • Fluffy-net: Try Brenner behind the opera house. 7:55 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in... 7:44 PM
  • kashania: In any case, what makes a great opera libretto is not what makes a great play or novel. Amen. A great libretto should be... 7:41 PM
  • Satisfied: Attended my first performance at BSO of Un Ballo tonight and feel so incredibly fortunate to have finally see Anja in person!... 7:30 PM

Schwahnsinn!

SchwansinnLa Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as furtively recorded Sunday afternoon.  Read more »

The swan never bothered me anyway

Elsa 500Cher public, you knew La Cieca would come through for you, didn’t you? So hurry past the jump and give a listen.  Read more »

So near and yet so far

Anna YusifFor those homebody members of the cher public who don’t frequent such venues as Nagoya, Seoul, Taipei or Santa Monica, here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like. Read more »

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Moor than expected

La Cieca guesses we will have to make these quizzes more challenging.

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Silenzio! Anna verso noi s’avanza

A first hint of what Anna Netrebko‘s latest Verdi role will sound like.

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Ha, wie begreifst du schnell und wohl!

Well done all of you for guessing almost all the correct identities of the mysterious Ortruden.

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Ultima voce del mio destino

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda!

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Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years.

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Brotherly love

Again dipping into the rich archive of live recordings remastered and made available by the late Mike Richter, we find this selection from his early disc “Odd Opera 2.”

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In memoriam Mike Richter

Serious opera fan and internet pioneer Mike Richter died earlier this week.

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