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In Moses und Aron Schoenberg’s struggle with the essence of his own Jewishness is the cosmic glue that bonds Kosky’s to Schoenberg’s vision.

on June 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM

Bayreuth scion Katharina Wagner treats her choristers well. When they complained about getting soaked with stage blood, she bought them all latex panties at sex shop Beate Uhse. [n-tv]

on October 26, 2009 at 10:57 AM

That sizzling septuagenarian Dame Gwyneth Jones, now in the fifth decade of her career, celebrates a “first” this weekend when she makes “her long awaited Scandinavian debut” singing Herodias in a new production of Salome with the Malmö Opera. Now, that is what La Cieca calls a lovely all-purpose costume!  Should Dame Gwyneth add to her repertoire…

on February 07, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Our previous Regie quiz didn’t stump many of you: the opera was Der Fliegende Holländer in productions by Calixto Bieito (doghouse), Peter Konwitschny (spinning class) and Christopher Alden (corpse bride). And now, what might this opera be?

on February 05, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Our Mystery Regie this time presents a standard opera in three acts. So let’s see one image from each act — although each image is from a different production of the work. Remember, cher public, if you actually recognize the production, hold your tongue and allow others to guess!

on January 29, 2008 at 11:31 PM

You’ve all worked out that the previous Regie quiz was Don Carlos in the Peter Konwitschny production. So now, how about a few guesses what opera these two photos might represent? (Please, any of you who already know the production, please let the others try to work it out!)

on January 21, 2008 at 8:21 PM

Given the current lively discussion of Peter Konwitschny‘s regie of Don Carlos, La Cieca thought the cher public might like to see (and to debate) the “Celestial Voice” scene from this production. UPDATE: Since the discussion has now broadened to involve the context of this scene, La Cieca has substituted a player with a selection…

on January 19, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Two images from a recent production of … well, you tell me! Our previous Regie riddle? It’s Tristan und Isolde, of course, directed by “The Cher of Regisseurs,” that one-named wonder Rosalie.

on January 17, 2008 at 9:35 PM

“Seattle Opera did more than put an intermission between the two scenes. It restored, or opened, to use opera terminology, customary cuts in the score and invented a dream sequence to open Act 2, using music written by Leoncavallo but not for Pagliacci. Two mimes, Comedy, in white, and Tragedy, in black, open the opera…

on January 14, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Three images from a single production of an opera in the standard repertoire. What is the opera?

on January 13, 2008 at 9:53 PM

So, tell me, what is this jolly-looking opera? (UPDATE: La Cieca has added a second image from the same production.) The previous Regie was Die Fledermaus, the first act trio for Rosalinde, Alfred and Frank.

on January 09, 2008 at 5:34 PM

And what might this opera be? Answer to our previous Regierätsel: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

on January 04, 2008 at 11:18 PM

Same character, same opera, different productions. Guesses?

on December 20, 2007 at 12:27 AM

When she first saw this photo, La Cieca thought, well, it’s about time we saw an all-bear production of The Lisbon Traviata. But, in point of fact, that delightful Terrance McNally play is not what this picture depicts. So La Cieca puts it to you, cher public What is this opera?

on December 15, 2007 at 2:58 PM