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“None of that sentimental crap, okay?”

on September 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM
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Yannick Nézet-Seguin conducts Ryan McKinny, Joyce DiDonato, Latonia Moore, and Susan Graham in the season opening night and Metropolitan Opera Premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s Dead Man Walking.

on September 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Oh, what more delightful headline can be imagined? Well, perhaps “Florida free-fall sends Giuliani from hero to zero” — that’s great news too. But back to important matters. Did La Cieca mention that for his current stint in Dead Man Walking The Teddster has shaved his head?

on January 30, 2008 at 11:59 AM

La Cieca has Maury D’annato to thank for (passively) calling her attention to the blog The Opera Tattler, which in recent days has been detailing next season’s plans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other opera companies of the Transhudson. (The) Opera Tattler also reviews a lot of West Coast opera, and at least so…

on January 17, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Here’s Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Don Giovanni at Opera Australia. La Cieca is, for once, speechless. UPDATE: Imagine La Cieca’s surprise when she found out there is already video of this production!

on November 24, 2007 at 2:55 AM

Yet another rehash of the great voice vs. waistline debate, this time in the Chicago Daily Herald. Nicole Cabell laments the scarcity of European gyms, while “hunken-tenor” Joseph Kaiser plants his feet firmly on both sides of the fence by declaring, “Essentially if you can be healthy about being healthy, that’s the balance to find…

on November 03, 2007 at 12:36 AM

More photos of Erwin Schrott and (by the way) a story about the Washington National Opera’s new production of Don Giovanni at PlaybillArts. (A Don G. this hot may well transform DC to AC!)

on October 26, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Reactions to last night’s Figaro prima? Anyone?

on October 03, 2007 at 1:18 PM

Maury D’annato: “Isn’t there probably some sort of unspoken crypto-paleo-musico-semantic rule governing that baritone=top and tenor=bottom?”

on September 26, 2007 at 12:31 PM

Teddy Tahu Rhodes stars in the first Australian production of Dead Man Walking. To which La Cieca can only respond, “Nathan Who?”

on September 21, 2007 at 2:58 PM

The Met’s star-crossed revival of Roméo et Juliette has just hit another bump. Nathan Gunn, announced for Mercutio, has dropped out of the September and October performances of the opera due to illness. Jumping in will be baryhunque Stéphane Degout, who performed Mercutio in this production back in 2005. Gunn is still on the cast…

on September 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM

UPDATE: A source at Opera Colorado informs La Cieca that there is in fact no exodus currently in progress from the company’s costume shop. La Cieca apologizes for the confusion. Earlier, La Cieca reported that her “mile-high informant” whispered that “Colorado Opera’s entire costume department just quit in a huff. Or was fired in a…

on August 17, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Which one of these things is not like the others? [Nathan] Gunn is part of a new generation of performers, including Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, British soprano Kate Royal and Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez, who have helped fuel a debate about the physical attributes of opera singers. Once again, La Cieca’s Rule of Journalistic…

on August 07, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Interesting choice of words in this PlaybillArts headline: Nathan Gunn Pulls Out of Billy Budd in Pittsburgh

on May 11, 2007 at 2:27 PM