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  • antikitschychick: You know, I didnt include this in my review of her performance on Jan. 17th but Batty is... 5:03 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ah! Thanks Ivy! So odd, too, since Mme. Callas wasn’t in the habit of transposing... 4:57 PM
  • stevey: I admit to having a soft spot for Zampieri for most of the same reasons that Feldy and others have... 4:54 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Sorry for the italics fail. 4:53 PM
  • Poison Ivy: It’s the whole aria. You can hear the transposition before the aria. I think some CD... 4:52 PM
  • Batty Masetto: If you’re interested in a direct (though not crystal-clear) comparison between Meier and... 4:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: Bill, I echo others’ sentiments about your enjoyable anecdotes and how fortunate you... 4:40 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for checking that Mexico City “Caro nome”, Ivy! Is it the whole aria, or... 4:14 PM
  • Lohengrin: Had TS in München as Tosca, loved her. She showed a loving, warm and religious woman, also beeing... 4:09 PM
  • la vociaccia: But a lot of these young singers simply aren’t trained well enough to handle a heavy role... 4:07 PM

You’ll sometimes walk alone

Carousel – New Production/Lyric Opera Premiere. Denyce Graves; remaining cast TBA. Rob Fisher/conductor, Rob Ashford/director; remaining creative team TBA.” [Lyric Opera of Chicago Press Release]

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 »

Sworded lives

wer_ist_siegfriedLa Cieca hears that the continuation of the Ring cycle at the Met next season will go on without the participation of Ben Heppner.  We’ll have more details next week when the Met makes their season announcement, but La Cieca’s impression is that the two Siegfrieds are at the moment some combination of Gary Lehman and TBA.