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  • DellaCasaFan: Hmmm, right now, their winners page lists “Ann Ziff (Bill and Ann Ziff Foundation)R... 1:22 AM
  • papopera: when do they serve chop suey? 8:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I agree the second act was weaker, but I didn’t think it was so weak as to drag down the... 7:36 PM
  • Satisfied: We are all entitled to our opinions, but I thought the first act very promising (albeit flawed and... 7:23 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I saw Something Rotten! Wonderful show. http://poisonivywa lloftext.blogspot. com/2015/04/som... 6:45 PM
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  • m. croche: “[Chairs are} a European thing” This is a joke, right? Chinese opera traditionally... 6:07 PM
  • Salome Where She Danced: I have never seen Jessye’s tear gutter so pronounced as on this intriguing... 5:19 PM
  • LT: His repertoire isn’t what I usually listen. That explains it. 4:05 PM
  • manou: Shame on you LT. He is absolutely superb. 4:00 PM

Halfy birthday

Friend of the box Andrew Whitfield (not pictured) is celebrating his birthday by slashing prices in half on everything in the Opera Depot catalog for the rest of the week. And there are free downloads, too!

Coffee break

Relax, enjoy a steaming cup of java and celebrate Sunday with a discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.  For example, did you know that on this day in 1908 conductor and director Herbert von Karajan was born?   Read more »

Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous

To mark the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of excerpts from his epochal 1976 Ring cycle at Bayreuth as well as steep discounts on all other Bouleziana.

Torch Song

Feel the burn

Not only are our friends at Opera Depot burning up the internet with a one-day sale on their entire collection at 60% off, they’re also offering a free download of 15 different versions of the complete Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung.

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Cyber Monday

Getting and spending

La Cieca is sure that the cher public (pictured), just like all other red-blooded Americans or foreign nationals, will spend the day today doing their “Cyber Monday” shopping.

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Tristan Opera Depot

Ist es kein Traum?

It’s a Wagner lover’s dream!

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Addressing the lacunae

Now’s the time to fill those gaps in your collection, cher public.

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pirata

Listen like a pirate day

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings.

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Chopped

La Cieca’s old, old, old friends at Opera Depot (not pictured) are offering 50% off on their entire collection of CDs and MP3s… but only for the next 48 hours!

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O sommo Carlo!

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Carlo Bergonzi, our friends at Opera Depot are offering discounts on their entire catalog of the legendary tenor’s performances.

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