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  • La Cieca: Netrebko has already announced she is singing Aida. This “weepy waily” stuff is a... 11:32 AM
  • armerjacquino: We discussed this before, but Aida has agency as a character; she makes her own decisions and... 11:30 AM
  • alejandro: Wow. She sounds delish! My money is tight this season so not sure if I’ll make this but who... 11:21 AM
  • Porgy Amor: and how strong and modern she is That “she” being AN; her view of Leonora was just... 11:17 AM
  • Porgy Amor: But is weepy, wimpy Aida AN’s type of gal? Don’t think so. Well, I don’t think... 11:13 AM
  • Ouf: Karajan’s new staging. Hmm. Odd that the second performance wasn’t until June 12. If true,... 11:06 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for that DSS! Sarah Willis is indeed a real joy – I always find her little so... 11:06 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: The most famous passage from Luther on the gift and value of music: Foreword to Georg... 10:58 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: This Aida production, for all its faults, is far better than the previous one, which was... 10:55 AM
  • Poison Ivy: By the way, I found this. He could barely stand, and his voice sometimes sounds weak and... 10:55 AM

Between the conception and the creation between the emotion and the response

So finally we can see what the Robert Lepage Ring would have looked like if only the Machine hadn’t been totally fucked. Read more »

Zurück vom “Ring!”

Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before? [New York Times]

Plank your lucky stars

You Wagnerians out there (and you know who you are!) who are so busily either enjoying this season’s Ring cycle (or, perhaps, not so much) maybe be fascinated and/or appalled to hear that the next scheduled appearance of the Met’s production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be. What we know, after the jump. Read more »

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Avec la participation exceptionnelle de La Machine

La Cieca is always delighted when Met stars “cross over” into more popular genres of entertainment.

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A series of ones and zeroes

“I’m analytical, not wild,” Ms. Garanca told an interviewer in 2009.

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Sun rises in east as dog bites man

A member of the cher public who braved this afternoon’s performance of Das Rheingold at the Met reports that the Machine jammed halfway through the transition between scenes two and three.

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Requiem for a dream

Last night, La Cieca finally got around to watching that documentary about the rocky road to the new Ring at the Met, and she has a thought or two about this whole brouhaha.

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Twilight time

And finally, we come to the last night of our Ring-watching experience, cher public.

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Kid stuff

Ring mania continues tonight at 9 pm with Siegfried on PBS.

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Twins

Sibling revelry

Welcome, cher public, to the second night of the week’s Wagnerama.

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