Gay icons Francesca Zambello and Judy Garland. (As Judy once said about her jacket’s mandarin collar, “It covers a multitude of chins!”)
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center features staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
Don’t tell Sonya Yoncheva, but it looks like Angela Gheorghiu has stolen her costume from Otello Act 3. Read more »
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.
“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.
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]
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?
The title of this site says it all: Fotografie orribili di cantanti.
Forget all the others: we’ve found our Anne Welles! [Opera News]