Cher Public

  • mjmacmtenor: Like She Loves Me and Gooch, but LIli is supposed to be a child/woman of teenage years. How about Kate in Kiss Me Kate or... 10:09 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: httpv://youtu.be/V 0L5l0G0jd4 9:56 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: One of my favorite songs (by Poulend) was written for Printemps httpvs://youtu.be/ V0L5l0G0jd4 9:55 PM
  • Satisfied: Absolutely thrilling Gotterdämmerung with an immolation scene I will cherish forever! While I didn’t so much care for the... 5:32 PM
  • NPW-Paris: “Images of polluting smokestacks and denuded landscapes play over the scene transition projections, turning every... 5:32 PM
  • Sheldon: Alex–Thanks for a wonderful review, with which I agree 100%. I attended the third cycle with the same sense of potential... 5:24 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Thank you once again, Alex, for your marvelous writing about this cycle. It has been a pleasure throughout the month. 5:17 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Passion is an interesting beast- haven’t heard anyone on broadway saying ‘Let’s get a revival of... 4:20 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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Anna Caftan

Silenzio! Anna verso noi s’avanza

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

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Maleficent

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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