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“La Pensatrice”

Finally, medical science offers the answer to the conundrum that has baffled opera fans for decades: what was Renée Fleming thinkingRead more »

Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson. The top parterre stories of last month follow the jump.  Read more »

Mangiamo

So La Cieca has been hearing complaints lately that she is not linking to videos of Russian guys singing excerpts from La traviata while eating Tater Tots.  Read more »

Vedrai, piccolo amor

Good news, Puccini fans!

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Fun laughs good times

The legendary performance of “Hey Big Spender” by Marilyn Horne, Carol Burnett and Eileen Farrell has shown up on YouTube.

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She’s just a lady with a song

Note to naysayers: there is nothing wrong with this singing!

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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.

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East Side Story

Fiery Latinas Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews strike sparks!

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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.)

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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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