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  • La Cieca: Netrebko has been singing for right at 20 years now and she spent most of that time singing precisely what the worrywarts always... 2:31 AM
  • ML: The Beiteddine Festival? The Lebanese afford Anna while their Syrian neighbors perish or flee for E.U. help. 12:52 AM
  • Bill: Kennedet – from more recent videos of Nebrebko doing various arias, it seems her voice is not quite as steady as it used to... 11:47 PM
  • Magpie: Is it the aspect of my monitor, or am I the only one who sees the elephant in the room…. Her. Is she getting huge or what?... 11:34 PM
  • kennedet: I must say I get a little concerned about Netrebko. Make no mistake that I can’t think of a more exciting singer in the... 11:10 PM
  • DerLeiermann: I see her stealing Margaret Price’s trademark look. http://www.lebrech t.co.uk/blog/wp-co ntent/uploads/2... 11:04 PM
  • laddie: You might want to run over to Philadelphia and catch “Cold Mountain” in February. I have seen Amleto and, well, I... 10:46 PM
  • Ilka Saro: Thanks for confirming that! My recollection was that it was in color, and I was thrown by the b/w clip. I don’t object to... 9:48 PM

Everything’s coming up Londonderry

“’The People’s Diva’ returns to Symphony Hall for an encore performance of ‘Renee Fleming: Private Recital.’ …. Songs and arias by Wagner, Delibes, Cantaloube and a show stopping rendition of Danny Boy.” [Sirius XM]

Just what I wanted!

La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release: Read more »

Doink doink!

law_svuLa Scoopenda meets Detective Stabler when The People’s Diva Renée Fleming appears on a very special episode of Law & Order: SVU. La Fleming will play a supporting role in the “Bully” episode which stars Kate Burton “as a wicked boss whose business partner is murdered.”  Read more »

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The law of diminishing divas

La Cieca invites the cher public to act as blue-ribbon panel in selecting the singers to be included in the “Greatest Diva” study.  Voting after the jump. 

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When I haven’t sung my songs

“Renée herself seemed as if she’d rather be somewhere else.

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Carry my bust with pride

Is it just me, or is Patricia Racette on the cusp of turning into Aprile Millo? (Oh, and while we’re on the subject: it certainly took her long enough, but finally The People’s Diva really looks like a diva! Brava, you go on like this!)

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“mi” a name to call herself?

Just texted to La Cieca: Am at Philharmonic dress. Her Messiaen was luminous. Far the best thing I’ve heard her do. Which is excellent, brava, you go on like this. But, La Cieca being La Cieca, you know she is going to harp on this little gem: Known as “the people’s diva,” she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other mediums.

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