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  • Regina delle fate: That’s what I have always been led to believe. But the Schwester might have changed... 6:36 AM
  • Regina delle fate: Well, Varnay and Mödl were perhaps young and not so well-known singers when Bayreuth... 6:35 AM
  • ML: But Bayreuth was never meant to be about the biggest established stars. Immersion and dedication was the... 3:26 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes Bayreuth has Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde and München and Wien have Stemme and... 3:18 AM
  • KennethC: You’re half right. 3:05 AM
  • imhere: The problem is that even if Peter, Kevin and Ann decided at the last minute to not lock the door... 8:25 PM
  • stignanispawn: I’m in Crested Butte, CO at the Music Festival to see a performance of Rigoletto... 8:16 PM
  • imhere: The problem is that even if Peter, Kevin and Ann decided at the last minute to not lock the door... 8:14 PM
  • stignanispawn: I’m in Crested Butte, CO at the Music Festival to see a performance of Rigoletto... 8:14 PM
  • KennethC: You’re half right. 8:13 PM

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

deh vieni alla finestra

Liza’s main man Paulo Szot has some interesting and rather bold (if La Cieca may say so) opinions about the character of Leporello in today’s New York Times: “Don Giovanni needs him for everything: butt sex, to give him food, to give him drink, to share his feelings with.” (The article, fetchingly entitled “The Great Mozart Switcheroo,” poses the probing question, “So which, in the end, is the better part?”)

szot out

According to the blog AfterElton.com, Tony Award-winning barihunk Paulo Szot “is an out gay man.” Writer Brian Juergens says the blog “contacted his publicist and were told that yes, he is gay, and we’re welcome to say as much.”