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  • NPW-Paris: You expect me to remember? I suppose it was the St Etienne cast. It was – this I do remember... 6:59 PM
  • Camille: phoenix—just fyi— www.WBAI.org was transmitting today the first recording ever(?) of Dom Sebastien... 6:59 PM
  • armerjacquino: Shagimuratova seems pretty fearless. 6:55 PM
  • Camille: Mr Belfagor—It would be so nice if you could attend as I fear it will be a long time again before it... 6:53 PM
  • phoenix: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=4oyo DRHpQK0 6:46 PM
  • Belfagor: NPW-Paris: so tell us – who was it and what was it like? 6:44 PM
  • Belfagor: Angela Meade actually looks involved in the above clip – she never has when I’ve seen... 6:43 PM
  • manou: A good way to “augment “Si Fan” with other excerpts” would be to precede it by... 6:31 PM
  • PetertheModest: Remember the days when Papsy was conducting Popsy, like double nickname horror ? 6:25 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I was amazed to find myself actually seeing it, at the Salle Favart in the early 90s. 1992... 6:25 PM

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.

May she have the envelopes, please? Read more »

Bark, not Bayreuth

Is Der Ring des Nibelungen responsible for the transformation of Seattle from a gray, damp, low-rise Boeing company town where half the jokes had punchlines in Norwegian (and were about lutefisk in any case) into today's booming cultural metropolis? I like to think so. The Ring has certainly been central to the process, in three incarnations over almost forty years. Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

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A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.

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