Sometimes the simplest solutions are best, as Pat C. realized in identifying our previous Regie quiz as Samson et Dalila. This Victorian realization of the work was directed by Patrick Kinmonth for the Grand Théâtre de Genève. After a video glimpse at this staging, a change in mode of transportation will carry us to our next quiz. Read more »
Remember, remember, the first of November, the Occupy regie and quiz! In fact, it required only a few hours of that fateful day for spiderman to identify the opera in question. It was indeed Verdi’s Macbeth, in a staging by Ivo van Hove for the Opéra de Lyon. Another puzzler, this one “period” in style, follows the jump. Read more »
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. Read more »
Oh, those Alps (“Loved her, hated him!”) have done it again, or at least for the first time. SF Guy correctly reasoned from those familiar peaks that the opera in question in last week’s Regie quiz was La Wally. This very chic production was devised by Guy Joosten for the Theater St Gallen, and for those curious about Aufführungspraxis of the Catalani repertoire, La Cieca offers a video trailer of the show immediately following the jump. Read more »
A name new to La Cieca, but surely soon to become familiar indeed, Phantom Violist, cracked the regie code last week.
The little grey cells of cosmodimontevergine came in quite handy in unraveling the mystery of our previous regie quiz.
Our most recent Regie quiz provided a rare occasion on which La Cieca can perform her own victory cantata the celebrate the defeat of the nimble minds of the cher public.