Cher Public

I lived, if you can call it living, for art

Since no doubt the New York contingent of the cher public are already shuddering in anticipation of a Kristine Opolais Tosca as a “gala” New Year’s Eve treat, La Cieca thought you might enjoy—again, surely too strong a word—a preview of sorts. Read more »

East Side Story

Fiery Latinas Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews strike sparks!  Read more »

Blood will be flung

For those of you who missed the live webcast of Rossini’s Otello last weekend (and for those of you who want to see it again), the entire LoftOpera presentation is now viewable on YouTube, complete with an oddly familiar-looking bald dome situated in the lower left hand corner of the screen.  Read more »

Heaven must be missing 14 angels

The Hänsel und Gretel discussions over the holidays plunged me down a YouTube rabbit hole.

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Small and funny and fine

The already legendary performance of that role of roles Madame Rose by the ineffable Imelda Staunton may now be seen on YouTube.

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I gave my love a cherry that had no tone

Rufus (Prima Donna) Wainwright sinks his teeth into a little Mascagni, partnered by a very game Sarah Fox.

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Elektral college

La Cieca thought the cher public might like to share some of their favorite Elektra videos and anecdotes.

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Jumpin’ Jehovah!

In between gazing at tonight’s Super Blood Moon, cher public, you are invited to post your favorite moon-related YouTube videos in the comments section below.

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Anna behind bars

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.

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Tony, “Danza”

Exclusively for you, the loyal parterriani, here’s a sneak preview video from Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall.

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