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 »
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is first among equals in a spectacular cast when she sings the title role of Ariodante in this season’s installment of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed cycle of Handel’s operas in concert. A brilliantly melodic work, the opera features outstanding arias for each of the principal singers, including Ariodante’s melancholy “Scherza infida” and show-stopping “Doppo note.” Harry Bicket and The English Concert bring authentic Handelian brilliance to this marvelous opera. (Photo: Simon Pauly) Get tickets. Read more »
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 »
The Hänsel und Gretel discussions over the holidays plunged me down a YouTube rabbit hole.
The already legendary performance of that role of roles Madame Rose by the ineffable Imelda Staunton may now be seen on YouTube.
Rufus (Prima Donna) Wainwright sinks his teeth into a little Mascagni, partnered by a very game Sarah Fox.
La Cieca thought the cher public might like to share some of their favorite Elektra videos and anecdotes.
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.
Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.