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  • m. croche: You know, this whole idea that people of color (among many others) might take offense at the sight of a white actor blacking-up... 7:20 PM
  • aulus agerius: I see that Botstein at Bard is offering Iris this summer. Their website says the nearest public transit is Rhinecliff + a 9... 7:15 PM
  • fletcher: I was referring to Los Angeles, sorry. 6:32 PM
  • calaf47: The tenor lost his voice in the act 1 finale..and had to sing many phrases down the octave…ruini ng the melodic line. He... 6:27 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: Roberto De Biasio, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Roberto Alagna are singing Pinkerton. Secco has no scheduled performances as... 6:27 PM
  • phoenix: I like Anna Pirozzi, too. Here’s one for armerjac: httpv://www.youtub JhVtCeU 6:23 PM
  • phoenix: Met website lists Roberto De Biasio as Pinkerton for the February nights(and some later April performances). httpv:// 6:10 PM
  • m. croche: Hi there, C.B.: Thanks for the clarification. (I found that Twitter debate – yikes!) Keep up the good fight. P.S. Could... 5:48 PM

Thick as thieves

This week’s operatic offering from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin goes out as a request. Our Own Camille asked for (and got) a little Mercadante in the mix, so here’s a live performance of I briganti from 2012. Read more »

Regie to the Rescue! (A new competition)

La Cieca has always, against all odds, maintained that if there is one expression that best describes the mind of the average member of the cher public, that would be “plus vive que l’oiseau, plus prompte que l’éclair.” As such, it is only fitting that Mignon, by dear Ambroise Thomas, should inaugurate our latest brain-tickling quiz here at Read more »