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  • The Poet Lenski: Does Lindstrom sing anything other than Turandot? 3:53 PM
  • moi: Listening to Turandot live from Vienna State Opera… Lise Lindström is singing the title role. Went to check her page and her... 3:40 PM
  • almavivante: If you don’t like the word “negativity, ” try “unforgiving .” 3:26 PM
  • Camille: No, not negativity. Just the unfortunate truth from my vantage point, and YASSS! I did enjoy making acquaintance with the music... 3:18 PM
  • Camille: Yes, am chiefly aware of her via her “Tragédienne s” series albums which, by in large, I liked. She has very many... 2:59 PM
  • almavivante: Gran dio, almost nothing but negativity in the comments above about Parisina. Really, there was more there to enjoy than only... 2:58 PM
  • Camille: Oh yes. Didn’t Dorothea Röschmann sing that Plaint in the concert at Carnegie here last spring? I seem to remember... 2:49 PM
  • Hippolyte: Yes, of course, Dido’s Lament is wonderful, very famous and oft-recorded but I can’t help but prefer “The... 2:41 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 »