The new Boris Godunov from the Bayerische Staatsoper (directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Kent Nagano) looks absolutely remarkable. I cannot help but think that a New York audience would go absolutely wild for a production like this. Read more »
In this clip from an Italian quiz show of the 1950s, Toti dal Monte requires not even a whole phrase to identify the unique voice of Magda Olivero. Read more »
The Pierre Audi production of Guillaume Tell has opened at De Nederlandse Opera.
Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube.
“Il Leone di Lucca” (as La Cieca has never heard the composer called) was born December 22, 1858.
Those slackers among you who were not in attendance for Sunday’s chat/viewing of the Bayerische Staatsoper Turandot now have the chance to get up to speed.
La Cieca celebrates (if that is the word) the first snowfall of the season in New York in the traditional manner.