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  • kashania: I haven’t heard Measha B sing in a couple of years, but at its best the voice has what I... 2:49 PM
  • la vociaccia: But to be fair, Rufus doesn’t exactly come out of that video looking like the picture of... 2:47 PM
  • kashania: Um, wow! 2:46 PM
  • olliedawg: Disclaimer: I usually like Renee Fleming’s work, sometimes even love it. She always strikes... 2:42 PM
  • mskapay: Hmm, she also says she miscarried twins. Poor love. All my good thoughts for a splendid return. 2:25 PM
  • overstimmelated: “accede to” = Macbeths :-) 2:24 PM
  • mskapay: Hmm, she has a long post on her personal Facebook about her vocal problems, but the English is a... 2:22 PM
  • mskapay: Right, I mixed up the dates. I don’t think she was in good shape for that Tatiana, although... 2:19 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: That’s right Monty,I had forgotten – Measha was a very sick lady a while back,... 1:58 PM
  • MontyNostry: How was Jessica Nuccio? I saw her in a competition a few years ago and she sang very well,... 1:55 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.”