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  • Bill: Gabor Bretz is really a fine singer – have heard him often in Budapest. He is doing some... 9:19 AM
  • reedroom: Che oscenità! 9:13 AM
  • Will: Hans, Michael Maniaci may be of the Oberlin type, but may be something else altogether. I have heard... 9:02 AM
  • Sanford: I’ve known Nicholas for several years. In fact, my first stage role in 23 years was in... 9:02 AM
  • semira mide: My first “IolantaR 21; was the 1963 film with Lisitsian. Although it is on Youtube and... 8:25 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: That is such a better example of that Arioso-Duet! Fabulous and exhilarating (It’s... 8:25 AM
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  • La Valkyrietta: Krunoslav, thank you, I had not seen that beautiful photo of the “knave” ;. In the... 6:05 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I really, honestly, truly don’t mean to blow my own horn, but as an alternate,... 6:05 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Yes, Turturro is in “The Luzhin Defense”, that is the movie. I think Nabokov... 5:59 AM

Red letter day

“Her letter scene was glorious, and her final meeting with Onegin beguiling. Netrebko leaves nothing to be desired vocally and is a consummate artist as well. She has joined the list of the greatest interpreters of this role and is a gift to the world of opera.” That’s what Der Kurier had to say about Anna Netrebko‘s role debut as Tatyana last Friday night, and now you, cher public, can get a sense of what all the fuss was about. Read more »

Disc inferno

For you, the cher public and your discerning ears, La Cieca offers the following voice identification quiz. The music is “Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene” and it is up to you (and I do mean you) to identify the 25 singers involved. Read more »

My heart at thy sweet quiz

La Cieca has heard the rumblings (from you, the cher public) that we have not had a singer identification quiz in all too long a while. And so, for your listening (and guessing) pleasure, parterre box is proud to present: “The Case of the Dozen Dalilas!” Read more »

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The big sleep

It’s time yet once again for a listening quiz, cher public, courtesy of Our Own armerjaquino.

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A time to weep

Don’t let the headline worry you, cher public, what’s coming up after the jump is meant to be good clean fun, with a prize even.

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Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson

La Cieca wants to get a jump on this busy birthday season by offering a remembrance of Birgit Nilsson a day early.

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Perder quell’angelo?

Our own JJ (not pictured) received a belated birthday present in the form of an excerpt from last night’s concert in Vienna in which Anna Netrebko spreads her wings for a performance of “D’amor sull’ali rosee,” assisted by the luxe Manrico of Jonas Kaufmann.

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More o’ Leonora

Since you so adroitly identified the voice of the mystery Leonora as Anja Harteros, La Cieca thought you might like to hear the soprano in the complete Act 4, Scene 1 of Il trovatore. 

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E tu nol sai?

A mysterious lady in the shadows of Castellor! Who might she be?

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Mai più, mai più

This is the way the public used to greet the entrance of a beloved star, and La Cieca is very unhappy to think that she will never hear the like again.  

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