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  • kashania: Oh, OK then! Many years ago, someone made me a copy of the Gala release and that was my intro to... 7:38 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: I had the Gala release and I played it out. I need to replace it 7:32 PM
  • kashania: And that high D-flat. Somehow, it doesn’t at all come across as showy but rather a majestic... 7:31 PM
  • kashania: You haven’t heard the Norma? Get it now!!! 7:29 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: I am talking about Traviata. I had no idea about the Norma now I will have to find it 7:26 PM
  • Gualtier M: “L’Amo re é una cosa meravigliosa” ; 7:18 PM
  • antikitschychick: yes best wishes to her for sure. I don’t follow her career that closely but I agree... 7:06 PM
  • Tubsinger: Welcome back, Mrs. 7:04 PM
  • kashania: A young Panerai as Gugliemo? 6:49 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Mexico 1950. There’s been a million sopranos who have more beautiful float on their high... 6:46 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.