<em>Death</em> and the maiden <em>Death</em> and the maiden

“Sempre viva!”

on May 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Farà di capello al bravo uffizial Farà di capello al bravo uffizial

In anticipation of a full review, cher public is invited to weigh in on the lamentable perruque situation in this season’s new forza

on February 27, 2024 at 3:44 PM
She likes to stretch her wings She likes to stretch her wings
on February 06, 2022 at 5:26 PM
The flavor’s marvelous The flavor’s marvelous

Caption contest!

on May 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
The Farce of Destiny The Farce of Destiny

Act I is customarily omitted.

on May 12, 2021 at 2:11 PM
There is just one thing I need There is just one thing I need

Thank you, Jummy Jonas Kaufmann, for making us laugh at holiday crossover albums… again.

on November 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“An unusual display of jewels” “An unusual display of jewels”

Another point of etiquette is that a gentleman must never leave the ladies of his own box alone.

on August 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM
Rochelle, Rochelle Rochelle, Rochelle

She’s traveled the world from Moscow to Minsk.

on October 23, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Even though La Cieca is sure you will agree with her that “Meglio stasera, che domani o mai. Domani chi lo sa, quel che sarà,” the fact is the server people are still working on with a “go” time set for sometime early tomorrow. Be assured that your doyenne will inform you here at…

on October 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM

The film of that awful play Master Class will begin lensing next week in Detroit. Faye Dunaway directs and stars as Maria Callas. [Detroit Free Press] UPDATE: Edited to include this much funnier photo suggesting La Dunaway has decided to play the Audra McDonald part.

on October 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

A loyal reader calls this little number “the worst gown I’ve ever seen.” La Cieca she agrees that Mme. Guleghina’s fashion faux pas here just screams, “that was no lady, that was Lady Macbeth.” On the other hand, your doyenne has seen some rather ghastly frocks in her time, and she’s sure, cher public, that…

on January 29, 2008 at 10:48 AM
on January 26, 2008 at 8:17 PM

That grand old man of music André Previn is writing another opera, following up on the clamorous success of 1998’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The commission for Houston Grand Opera is Brief Encounter, based on Noel Coward’s one-act play Still Life as well as the screenplay for the eponymous film. (First Tennessee Williams, then Noel…

on January 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM

A legendary Lulu crosses over.

on January 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM