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  • Flora del Rio Grande: I, too, wish Mme Goerke well — she deserves success after a lot of hard work. But I am not buying her top... 1:18 AM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: @Sanford et al. – speaking of murdering, how about Isabel Leonard in the Cenerentola finale? I have only seen her... 12:28 AM
  • CwbyLA: Costello aged a bit and he indeed looked very handsome. He sounded great, too. Also surprised how great Fleming sounded. 10:47 PM
  • la vociaccia: Missed the first hour. Sierra and Costello are night and day. Her voice is incredibly phonogenic and his has no glow... 10:45 PM
  • diva2themax: lo Angela always errs on the side of too much. She needed to wear huge diamond studs not those oval hoops, no necklace&... 10:38 PM
  • jacobelli: I don’t understand why the Tucker Foundation included Bocelli in this year’s gala. What’s the point? It... 10:08 PM
  • Sanford: Watching the Tucker gala. Beczala sounded awful. Bocelli murdered Edgardo, and Costello looks gorgeous in his double breasted... 9:34 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: When I download it, it’s about an hour and 10 minutes (about half the duration of the opera) and stops in the... 9:32 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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