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  • zinka: Hi..I just do not understand how certain singers get out there.Look at the guy Tanovitski as... 11:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: Fabulous read! So the big question is, what will be her first Wagner role? Senta? 11:22 AM
  • zinka: I understand..maybe it is not that anyone is bad and they need to sell ticketrs….I guess it is... 11:21 AM
  • zinka: It sounds strange..My friend saw it on German TV…..I really do not know yet much..but maybe... 11:20 AM
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  • Cocky Kurwenal: Thanks for posting that, Antik – makes very interesting reading. 11:06 AM
  • armerjacquino: Price sang extensively at Vienna, CG and La Scala t in her early-mid career, but you’re... 11:05 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok well the contemporary review said a lot of the things that are consistent with... 11:04 AM
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Muhly marvelous

A few spoilsport commentators have complained that the clever marketing video for Nico Muhly‘s Two Boys at the English National Opera doesn’t accurately represent the somewhat dark subject matter of the new opera. La Cieca won’t take sides on this matter of vital import, but she will reveal to you, the cher public, that a few moments of the hush-hush score and production of the opera have been leaked on video, and you can sample the piece after the jump.   Read more »

It’s complicated

The ever-alert PR people at the English National Opera (why can’t we have a company like this?) have assembled a “what if?” video to promote Nico Muhly‘s impending Two Boys, and thrown in an admirably scruffy “reality” actor to boot. Read more »

twitterdammerung

gimmick

The Royal Opera House, which in its past season glitzed up its programming with such gimmicks as a tabloid tie-in and a mezzo-soprano strapped to a wheelchair, now looks to be getting desperate. The venerable opera company has commisioned a “Twitter Opera,” with a libretto to be gleaned from sundry tweets posted via the popular social networking service.  The resultant text will then be musicked by Helen Porter.

“Current posts can be viewed at www.twitter.com/youropera.”

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i blog to differ!

A member of Facebook (which, La Cieca is told, is some kind of Information Superhighway thing that the youngsters seem to enjoy) forwards this invitation to what your doyenne (channeling Andy Samberg channeling Diablo Cody) likes to call Die Bloggerdammerung:

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