Cher Public

  • irontongue: “The Met had expected to announce his retirement as music director this month.” YES WELL. 7:01 PM
  • La Cieca: Sondra Radvanovsky Excels In ‘Maria Stuarda,’ Otherwise A Second-Rate Opera 6:42 PM
  • quoth the maven: Enuf already! 6:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘happy to see the wonderful Patrick Carfizzi, even in a small role. I always said he deserves much more.’... 6:23 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Long past time for a send-off. Despite all the medical evidence that suggests our bodies get healthier and more robust... 6:10 PM
  • La Cieca: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=owFd FRoFKHk&start =10 6:00 PM
  • CarlottaBorromeo: Ah you are quite correct. Reading in haste is never a good idea. Thank you. 5:28 PM
  • JohninSeattle: My history is weak here… But SA Anti-Apartheid boycott originated in the early 1960s, right? I don’t think it... 4:54 PM

Touched by an angel

La Cieca reminds the cher public (pictured) that The Fiery Angel, webcast live from Munich, begins shortly (at 1:00 PM ET, actually.)

Giovanna in the dark

From La Scala, starting at 11:00 AM ET Monday, a “Backstage Live” view of the opening night performance of Giovanna d’Arco, conducted by Riccardo Chailly and starring Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli and Carlos Álvarez in a production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice CaurierRead more »

War paint

Maybe it’s just the gay DNA talking, but La Cieca could swear that the ad Lyric Opera of Chicago for a Bel Canto-related webcast tonight was actually a promo for a Kevyn Aucoin-type extreme makeover. “From drab to fab!”  Read more »

Hoffmann

Storm warning

Forget the hurricane preparations for a few hours this afternoon and enjoy the live webcast of Les Contes d’Hoffmann from the Komische Oper Berlin, starting at 12:55 PM.

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ariadne

Blue light special

The Bayerische Staatsoper’s wildly popular series of free live streams returns for its fourth season, live and in full HD, on October 28 with a webcast of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.

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Boheme Herheim

Her tiny hand is frozen

The strange and deeply moving production of La bohème by Stefan Herheim for Den Norske Opera begins at 1:00 PM EDT this afternoon. You can watch it here on parterre, after the jump.

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Manon Lescaut Muenchen

The girl can’t help it

This afternoon at 2:20 PM EDT (20:20 CET), the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a live webcast of a sold-out performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.

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Cernoch

An “Affair” to remember

Janácek mavens, Bayerische Staatsoper devotees and Pavel Cernoch groupies alike will be glued to their monitors this afternoon when Vec Makropulos is webcast live from Munich starting at 1:00 PM.

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Macbeth

Ricevete la mercè de’vostri onori

Join the party, cher public, for the free web broadcast of Macbeth tonight starting at 7:15. Of course, La Casa della Cieca will be buzzing!

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schweigsame

The gang’s all here

Starting at noon, cher public, the Bayerische Staatsoper’s webcast of Die Schweigsame Frau, with simultaneous chat at La Casa della Cieca.

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