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  • Signor Bruschino: wow- ok, LaCieca, but I have actually in my years of posting given both sides of the argument. There is no question that... 8:01 PM
  • williams: Goerke is a mixed bag. Some thrilling moments but her voice, to my ears, curdles above the staff. That said there are few... 7:49 PM
  • grimoaldo: Hahahahahahahahaha Absolutely priceless. 7:19 PM
  • Gualtier M: Oh I think her singing last night went beyond “satisfactor y” and her stage presence was impressive too. Moedl... 7:14 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Certainly this was true of her not very good Turandot last fall. The voice narrowed where it needed to soar. 7:00 PM
  • mercadante: I’ve seen Goerke several times, including as Norma and Leonore in Fidelio. Her top does not always narrow. Some of her... 6:53 PM
  • NPW-Paris: A friend posted this wonderful clip on Facebook. I won’t say which well-known “baroqueR 21; specialist it... 6:32 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Fun interview: “Netrebko: I’m doing ‘Lohengrin’ in St. Petersburg, but after that I don’t know. I... 6:22 PM

Somewhere there’s a blu-ray of happiness

According to the generally reliable Wagneropera.net, the 2012 Bayreuth production of Parsifal directed by Stefan Herheim will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Opus Arte in April 2013. (This is as good a reason as La Cieca can think of to ask for a Blu-ray player for Christmas, the better to scrutinize every detail of this groundbreaking staging.)   Read more »