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Twice on this island

Here’s a last-minute alert to a bit of baroque in downtown NYC: the project WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge will livestream performances of Handel’s Alcina tonight and tomorrow night (Sunday) starting each evening at 7:00 PM. The “theatric installation” is directed by R. B. Schlather. For Sunday night’s performance, La Casa della Cieca will be open for discussion during the event. Read more »

If I had a talking picture of you

More Anna Netrebko, and all that means, tomorrow at 10 AM EDT, cher public, as the Salzburg Festival production of Il trovatore is webcast over medici.tv. (That Domingo fellow is slated to appear as well.) Naturally there will be a chat in La Casa della Cieca!

La place des étoiles

“Le Concert de Paris” featuring Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Olga Peretyatko, Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala, Lawrence Brownlee and Laurent Naouri, with the Orchestre National de France sous la direction de Daniele Gatti. Watch it!

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Bullet time

Lucky Müncheners won’t be the only ones reveling in Rossini this afternoon: the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Guillaume Tell will be webcast starting at noon EDT, naturally with a session at La Casa della Cieca devoted to discussion.

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The subject was Rosenkavalier

La Cieca looks forward to seeing (in the virtual sense) all her cher public bright and early tomorrow morning for the webcast of the controversial production of Der Rosenkavalier from Glyndebourne.

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The Soldaten The

Warhorse

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper this very afternoon, cher public, Bernd Alois Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten, featuring the protean Barbara Hannigan.

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Going to the mattresses

La Cieca reminds the cher public (pictured) of today’s live webcast of Der Rosenkavalier from Malmö Opera starting at 1:00 PM, accompanied by a chat session in La Casa della Cieca.

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Bedtime story

Join La Cieca (not pictured) for an impromptu session of La Casa della Cieca this afternoon as Manon Lescaut is webcast from Baden Baden. The relay begins at 2:15 EDT.

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Hoop dreams

This Clemenza di Tito today is something of a wild card: an offbeat cast, the relative newbie opera director Jan Bosse and the exciting conductor Kirill Petrenko. If you’re intrigued, here’s the webcast starting at 1:00 pm.

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The pain in Spain

Just a reminder, cher public, that the live webcast of La forza del destino from the Bayerische Staatsoper is at noon on Saturday, with concurrent chat at La Casa della Cieca.

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