Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • "Yeeeeks! I forgot the Bolshoi Opera (my favorite) in Moscow – guess I assumed..." - phoenix
  • "The ideas in this article are fine – but there are other cities in nations..." - phoenix
  • "98rsd, Sure they might like some bits, laugh at some comic opera scene, find some..." - gironabalie
  • "I disagree: if people can sit through something as stultifyingly dull as baseball,..." - 98rsd
  • "I don’t think the point was that everyone will like it, more that no one..." - mercadante
  • "La Cieca, 7. Never, never forget that opera is for everybody. Call me elitist if..." - gironabalie
  • "By the way, is OONY dead? From its website, it certainly looks, at the very..." - almavivante
  • "I must say the photo shop on this post is FABULOUS! Jochanaan looks as if he died of..." - laddie

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]