Cher Public

  • danpatter: I saw Nancy Shade’s last-minute professional debut in Louisville in 1967. She replaced an ailing Marisa Galvany in... 7:40 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I found them, including the Moffo spaghetti cover! Some of them are hysterically funny: https://www.goo... 6:39 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I somehow remember that spaghetti LP cover. I am really challenging what’s left of my memory here, but... 6:30 PM
  • Cicciabella: Yes, it is, in fact, not the best fit for Magee, but she has a lot to offer. Podles really sings, yes, as does Maureen... 6:26 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Although she sang only a handful of performances at the Met, I am surprised that no one has mentioned Raina... 6:20 PM
  • Cicciabella: You’re all missing the point. The cover is a hint that one day Netrebko will sing the Walküre Brünnhilde, announcing... 6:13 PM
  • Porgy Amor: There are also the familiar pleasures of Leiferkus’s outstanding Tomsky. He is on the Glyndebourne and Kirov DVDs too.... 6:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: Ideally voiced for the role: Tamara Milashkina, especially in the first ( Khaikin) recording, with Anjaparidze and the... 5:59 PM

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 »