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  • Krunoslav: I read one that was scathing, and he deserved it. But a lot of mainstream critics seem to like Silvestrelli. 11:19 PM
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Now I suddenly feel as if I’ve taken all my clothes off

Margo_500Can it really be 40 (Four, oh!) years since La Cieca was born on that sultry evening at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, Texas?  Read more »

Stubble in paradise

Tenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space. The 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner shared the stage with Grant winners Jennifer Johnson Cano and Brandon Cedel, and legendary soprano Renata Scotto conversed with Naomi Lewin. Can you stand it? Well, find out after the jump. Read more »

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition. The lucky winners of tickets to Tuesday night’s “Serenata Italiana” concert at WQXR’s Green Space are named after the jump. Read more »

Together Again

Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

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Less than Zarah

In a slight detour from the usual all-opera-all-the-time format of parterre box, the queer opera zine, issue #44 centers on Ben Letzler‘s superb appreciation of film and cabaret diva Zarah Leander.

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Drama queen

The very first words in this issue are “Renata Scotto will return to the American operatic stage in the 2001 season!”

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Bass-barihunk

Richard Bernstein is a very good-looking guy, even with his clothes on.”

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That kind of diva

In Vintage Issue #32: How that opening night of Lohengrin might have gone; La Cieca on La Gran Scena…

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Once in half a lifetime

Then and now: the “Dio ti giocondi, o sposo” duet from Otello.

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Scotto talks

Parterre’s tutelary diva shares espresso and cookies with parterre’s fave scribe Zachary Woolfe in preparation for the gala Met Legends event honoring her next Sunday.

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