ChicLeFreakCongratulations to Opera Chic, named “Essential Opera Blogger” in the current Opera News by a panel consisting of Brian Kellow and Tristan Kraft

Among such other must-haves as The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala (“Essential James Levine Moment”) and Franco Zeffirelli‘s 1983 film  (“Essential Opulent Traviata”), Opera Chic’s work is lauded as “like that of a dedicated and informed adolescent fan” who “goes against the current of snarky one-liners often found on opera blogs, writing from a vantage point of admiration, not disdain.” (La Cieca is confident the Chic will be broad-minded enough to swallow a large dose of condescension with this terrific publicity.)