Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=5Hd1 5nSDZrM 4:15 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Like most of us MOG members I got the ticket brochure in the mail yesterday. I’ve... 4:10 PM
  • CwbyLA: Right on Kashania. She has also developed a select few hand gestures in the last 5 years or so. 4:05 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=t0dn 2FeFaSU Imagine watching an old Jerry Lewis movie... 3:55 PM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=Yfjyzk9J 1Ms 3:55 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: According to the original script the hair under Helen’s wig was supposed to indicate... 3:45 PM
  • Satisfied: Looking grim… NY TIMES: Met Opera Prepares to Lock Out Workers http://www.nyti... 3:45 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=vOHQ I7FlHIU 3:39 PM
  • Camille: “It couldn’t be that demanding of a role.” Um, watch the bouncing ball, listen and... 3:18 PM
  • Camille: Jeezez–cross -referencing Bard for Caramoor, I am sorry. Here is the correct information for... 3:09 PM

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

The shop around the corner

La Cieca’s lovely and talented colleague Olivia Giovetti takes on the Met’s gift shop in the latest installment of her WQX-Aria blog. La Cieca herself is of at the very least two minds about the changes to the gift shop, but she’ll invite you, the cher public, to chew on this issue before starts gnawing on the bone.