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Allons enfants de la Public

What better way to celebrate le 14 juilliet than with a provocative piece on opera by and about two of La Cieca’s favorite revolutionaries, Zachary Woolfe and Gerard Mortier (respectively), followed by cries of “Liberté, égalité [and especially] fraternité!” from that madcap maven of musical mirth, Maestro Wenarto (after the jump.) Read more »

Thoroughly modern mille

caponCongratulations to La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Wenarto on the occasion of his 1,000th video on YouTube! Read more »

Make the check out to Wenarto

wenarto_thumbThe Sultan of Seattle himself, Wenarto, thought of it first. In fact, he created the legend that is Izzy Anderson. And now, that British TV show has taken his idea and just polished it up a little. Royalties, please! Read more »

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White boys can’t waltz

… but these boys’ (and girls’) hearts are in the right place as they join with Wenarto to celebrate the apparent victory of Referendum 71 in Washington.

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Shoot Your Shot

Maestro Wenarto shows us how Tosca should be done… as directed by that exciting Regie wunderkind Luc Bondage.

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The Cistern at the Top of the Stairs

A different look at Salome — from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

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put up your duke

This is why the YouTube was invented. Hell, this is why the universe was invented. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/CgSib1LVZHQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Kinder, schafft Neues!

In contrast to the high-minded sentiments expressed by the Ring directors recently interviewed by Anne Midgette, here are a few light and lively moments from a youth theater show called Her den Ring produced by the Studiotheater Bayreuth. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/aFm_48PJTHw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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enter the princess

“Salvatore, viens, j’ai trouvé une étoile!” [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/5xXf8mh81dg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Wenarto, watch your back!

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hd update

La Cieca has obtained some exclusive footage from the first camera rehearsal for the upcoming HD telecast of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Met.  Extra rehearsals, she hears, have already been called! [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6Wg04e24UPc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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