Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • Albertine: Thank you la Cieca, for the clip from the Paris “Penelope 221; ; that was an amazing... 9:59 AM
  • Porgy Amor: 16…Tomowa-Si ntow, possibly? 9:45 AM
  • perfidia: I only got Caballe (trying to show her breath control makes a mess of the note values)and Rysanek... 9:40 AM
  • spiderman: 6 is 7 :) 9:28 AM
  • siegmund: 1. Lucine Amara 2. Mirella freni 3. Sondra Radvanovsky 4. ??? 5. Leonie Rysanek 6. ??? 7. Nina... 9:22 AM
  • Jamie01: I was also wondering about this, and decided that a pregnant Lady M would be an interesting conceit.... 9:20 AM
  • spiderman: Oh dear … I only heared on my bad Speakers (at work – haha): 2. Sweet? 3. Radvanovsky... 9:20 AM
  • la vociaccia: #3 is Radvanovsky. The indefinite pitches in the bars following the C give it away 9:13 AM
  • la vociaccia: Did he do anything else or did his performance begin and end with an unwritten high C? 8:53 AM
  • manou: Did the rabbit die? 8:51 AM

Crabbecake

Born on this day in 1908 American swimmer and actor Buster Crabbe. Read more »

A Magnetizer and a Wandering Goy walk into a bar

The visit of the Mariinsky Theater’s resident company to the glittering opera house of the Brooklyn Academy of Music consists of three ballet programs with starry casts preceded, last night, by a single performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera, The Enchanted Wanderer.  Read more »

You got a brand new key signature

You can call Robert Lepage many things (and the critics have!), but one thing you cannot call him is “inflexible.” Having already tweaked a number of details in his Ring production that did not create the desired effect in their first viewing, the Canadian Cagliostro is now in the process of restaging whole segments of the cycle for the Met’s 2012-13 presentation. A glimpse at the new look for the final scene of Die Walküre after the jump. Read more »

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Chest desserts

The Platonic ideal of the barihunk has arrived, and his name is John Chest. The 25-year-old dreamboat is the winner of the 2010 Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, where he sang music by Rossini, Korngold, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Britten. According to a charmingly phrased press release, “Chest was put forward by the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, where he is a member of the Opera Studio.” Another glimpse of Chest, after the jump.

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Turn your eyes away

Which would-be hunk has taken to stripping off his shirt in mid-rehearsal? He eventually covers his tawny torso with a t-shirt, but meanwhile he basks like an infant in his Met colleagues’ gaze.

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