Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Maybe he doesn’t think highly of her. I can see that. 11:49 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The very talented Angel Joy Blue, who nailed two glorius high C’s in the Trovatore... 11:15 PM
  • Chanterelle: Your auto-correct cracks me up! Or is it voice recognition software? 11:10 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I guess Siri does not know Waltraud. 11:04 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: i have had a fantasy about this for some time, thinking that La Netrebko always dreamed... 11:03 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: Just attended the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of gravitas at the Schubert... 10:36 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I don’t know, I really remember a very frosty vibe from her, and sure enough when PBS... 10:28 PM
  • Dabrowski: Ivy: You read way more into this than I did, and I think you are misremembering it. I have the... 10:20 PM
  • Satisfied: Interesting point. 10:01 PM
  • javier: It could be a timing conflict issue. James Levine is old so he can’t rehearse and conduct two... 9:42 PM

Pretty perfect

“In a winter rich with splashy debuts, Friday’s performance of Le Comte Ory introduced a 27-year-old South African charmer who may well be the Met’s next big star. She’s Pretty Yende, and that first name fits her to a tee, what with her willowy figure, megawatt smile and—most of all—ravishing light soprano.” [New York Post]

One furtive tenor

SHOWBIZ Operastar 144450“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]

puppy on a hot tin roof

La Cieca cannot help losing her heart to a stage director who compares Berg’s Lulu to “early Elizabeth Taylor,” particularly when the regisseur in question is puppylicious Paul Curran. (In this video he’s introducing the opera for his new production at Lyric Opera of Chicago opening in November.)

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