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  • gustave of montreal: If I were to attend La Juive a story in the old city of Konstanz, and find the singers in modern dress with coats... 10:35 AM
  • chicagoing: The manner in which the Grand Inquisitor’s blindness was handled, a dramatic choice about which I believe there is no... 10:24 AM
  • The Poet Lenski: Opolais withdrew from the production. No explanation was given. 10:10 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Josef von Manowarda” Among the most savage and regular denouncers of fellow artists as Jews, Communists and... 9:42 AM
  • Krunoslav: I thouGHt Silvestrelli was DREADFUL- top and bottom splayed, ugly heavy vibrato throughout, zero gravitas. He looked like... 9:39 AM
  • aulus agerius: It seems to me MF pretty much always looks awkward in his clothing whether it’s street clothes or costumes. I... 8:38 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: That may be so, PCally, but not the artists listed here: Fassbaender, Kleiber and Greevy were Born on the Third of... 7:52 AM
  • tiger1: Ms. Kurzak was originally listed as Princess Euxodie (in October with Kristine Opolais as Rachel). Does anyone know what lead to... 4:04 AM

Heldenreizerin

In addition to the dates noted by WindyCityOperaman, today also also marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Birgit Nilsson. Our friends at Opera Depot have prepared a tribute to the magnificent dramatic soprano, including a free download of the 1962 Buenos Aires Ring cycle.

Bin ich nun frei?

La Cieca is pleased as can be to announce that our friends at Opera Depot (not pictured) are offering a whopping 60% off on all German opera recordings all week long. Their free download is nothing to sneeze at either: a complete Ring cycle from Bayreuth in 1973 is yours just for visiting the site.

Two for one

Our dear friends over at Opera Depot are slashing prices in half on all their live recordings from the Bayreuth Festival this week. Read more »

Langsam

Herrn Tristan bringe meinen Gruss

Our dear friends over at Opera Depot are slashing prices in half on all their recordings of Tristan und Isolde in honor of the music drama’s 150th anniversary.

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Victoria

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.

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Karajan

Coffee break

Relax, enjoy a steaming cup of java and celebrate Sunday with a discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Boulez

Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous

To celebrate 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.

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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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