Cher Public

  • kashania: Grim: We had Alek Shrader here in Barbieri last season and I had a similar impression. He sang well and (especially in the... 11:45 AM
  • kashania: What La Cieca said. In U.S. (especially expensive cities like NYC), $1.6 for the CEO of an arts institution is par for the... 11:40 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: At least they were about the opera and not the personalities of the singers. I miss the days when the intermission... 11:38 AM
  • pasavant: Yes the Emperor has been losing his clothes for a while. The coordination between orchestra and singers was slightly off in the... 11:34 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I’m very curious to know what Goldowsky’s scripts and delivery sounds like to people here born after 1970. 11:29 AM
  • angeladorable: Yes-he does have something like Parkinson’s. When he conducted Falstaff you could see he could not seem to get in... 11:28 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub GQW_7Iw httpv://www.youtub Lc9C6-0 11:23 AM
  • kennedet: I’m so sorry for you Bill. The last time I heard Cura..I was fortunate enough to be sitting down. His wobble made me off-... 10:51 AM

Oh, how we danced on the night we were webbed

Diamonds_are_foreverLots of media news today, so let’s not waste any time! La Cieca congratulates Opera News on the occasion of the mag’s 75th anniversary this month, though your doyenne is willing to swear that the mag doesn’t look a day over 60!  Read more »

Who criticizes the critics?

watching_the-watchmenSee, La Cieca thinks Brian Kellow is asking for trouble when, in the second paragraph of his analysis of last March’s Slatkinshchina, he admits, “I did not attend the March 29 opening-night performance of La Traviata, nor did I listen to it on Sirius Radio.”   Read more »