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  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Mastering the difference between an “open” E and a “closed̶ 1; E in French can be... 12:10 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I was intrigued by her in Simon Boccanegra, nearly 10 years ago already, in Paris. But haven’t heard her since. 12:10 PM
  • merveilleux: ooohh…. didn’t read far enough down the thread. Sorry for the repeat! 12:08 PM
  • merveilleux: There’s a live recording of AMM as Rusalka from Glyndebourne that’s quite stunning. Brandon Jovanovich as the... 12:08 PM
  • Cicciabella: For Cav/Pag fans: I recommend the ROH double bill via Opera on 3 broadcast, now on BBC iPlayer. I only had time to listen to... 11:53 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ve heard Sierra as Gilda and I somehow doubt this. Her voice makes a big impact live and is the real thing. 11:16 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s AMM’s Song to the Moon: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=s7KO WIMqYlo 11:15 AM
  • manou: I find they are more challenged by the pesky “u”. I was very impressed by John Osborn who managed all the treacherous... 10:27 AM

The convergencing

No, this is too scary to be a coincidence.  Read more »

Separated at cleavage

Don’t tell Sonya Yoncheva, but it looks like Angela Gheorghiu has stolen her costume from Otello Act 3.   Read more »

Separated at pearls?

Harmonious Sondra Radvanovsky and hormonal Justin Vivian Bond.

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Oh, signor Johnson

La Cieca is going to go out on a not very long limb here and say that Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West is a great role for Jonas Kaufmann and may well turn out to be one of his three or four greatest.

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Separated in alt

“That high E-natural must be up there somewhere,” these two ladies seem to be saying in unison: Voice of the Century Joan Sutherland and Voice of the Xtabay Yma Sumac.  

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This beaver looks like that beaver

Separated at birth: “Tu che di gel” goddess Renata Scotto and “Too much hair gel” oddness Johnny Weir. This is also holiday-themed breaking news because Johnny has now officially donned his gay apparel. [After Elton]

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Throne for a loss

As we all already know (those of us addicted to Brad Wilber‘s Met Futures, and who among us is not?) the Metropolitan Opera already has plans to produce two operas of Donizetti’s so-called “Tudor Trilogy.”  Anna Bolena opens the 2011-2012 season featuring Anna Netrebko (left) and Maria Stuarda follows on the following season starring Joyce DiDonato, and isn’t La Cieca clever to find photos of these two artists in garb suggesting these as-yet unsung heroines?

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Vereint sind Liebe und Lens

The title of this site says it all: Fotografie orribili di cantanti.

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This Gillian looks like that girl

Forget all the others: we’ve found our Anne Welles! [Opera News]

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Separated after midnight

Country wailer Patsy Cline and ex-farmgirl Birgit Nilsson. 

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