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  • Ilka Saro: Nice to hear Anthony Laciura’s name! A terrific singer, and he had such wonderful comic... 1:51 PM
  • Bill: Pittsburgh – By the way Lisette Oropresa, after singing the title role Marie in the premiere of... 1:34 PM
  • Lohengrin: Watched Cavalleria from the Met till now and was in Salzburg in the house. It is hard to compare... 1:31 PM
  • scifisci: wow I had no idea that turandot happened already, so quickly after her elektras which apparently... 1:29 PM
  • moi: Thanks for this Cav Pag video. Somehow this one moved me a lot more than the Salzburg one, also seen on... 1:14 PM
  • Gualtier M: I actually saw Pia Zadora at the Metropolitan Room in February 2013 – she is an old... 11:46 AM
  • messa di voce: Farrell the stylistic chameleon – wonderfully idiomatic in everything she sang. 11:30 AM
  • armerjacquino: And Cotrubas, and Hendricks. It’s widely recorded. I’ve never actually heard the... 11:08 AM
  • aulus agerius: All 3 performances sold out well before showtime. 11:01 AM
  • Krunoslav: “the piece has been largely forgotten, except for Leontyne Price’s magical recording of the... 10:59 AM

There is something I must do, there is something I must do

Your Own La Cieca has emerged from the tomb semi-retirement to present the 2014 Pubie Awards for outstanding achievement in the field of opera and opera-related entertainment in New York and various points north. You, the public, voted, and your decisions, such as they are, are final.

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Lowered expectations

Yes, it’s that time of year again, cher public: the day we follow the trail of votes to find out which artist will win the treasure of a 2014 Pubie Award.

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And the 2013 Pubies go to…

One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards. Read more »

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And one for civic duty!

It’s time to vote on the The 2013 Pubie Awards, cher public.

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And the Pubie goes to…

La Cieca, having worked her fingers to the bone counting votes, now is ready to reveal to you, the cher public, the winners of the Third Annual Parterre Box Awards.

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The Third Annual Pubie Awards

Tanned, rested and ready to present, La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to vote on the best, worst and most egregious opera performances of the 2012-2013 season.

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And the Pubies go to…

At long last, the most closely guarded secret of 2011 (besides, you know, everything about what’s going to happen to City Opera) is about to be revealed. Ladies and public, the Second Annual Parterre Cher Public Choice Awards!

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Announcing the Second Annual Pubie Awards

At long last (or, anyway, a whole year later) La Cieca (pictured) is delighted to announce the event of events here at parterre.com, the 2010-2011 Parterre Cher Public Choice Awards. You, the aforementioned cher public, now have your chance to vote on the best, the worst and the most divalicious events of the season, as nominated by La Cieca’s hand-picked Blue Ribbon panel of experts. Watch for the results of this poll at the end of next week, when the coveted “Pubies” will be awarded.

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