tête de peau

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

Juan Diego Flórez will make his role debut as the Duke of Mantua in a new production of Rigoletto on March 31. The event will mark the inauguration of “The International Opera Festival Alejandro Granda” in Peru. Puppylicious Flórez is pictured here with Latin Grammy winner Gian Marco, with whom he shared the stage for…

on January 09, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Prolific pundit Alex Ross is at it again. The cropped-headed critic’s latest New Yorker piece is all about The Well-Tempered Web. (And pity poor La Cieca, who in the wake of all the Alex-related news of late, has had to force herself not ever to use the headline “Call Her Miss Ross.”)

on October 15, 2007 at 4:33 PM

As if Tomotaka Okamoto weren’t enough, here’s another countertenor looming on the horizon: Max Emanuel Cencic. Now, don’t get La Cieca wrong. She loves her some countertenors, and she frankly adores how Herr Cenic rocks the tête de peau. She warmly congratulates him on his burgeoning discography and of course wishes him well in his…

on October 12, 2007 at 12:54 PM

A glimpse of beloved soprano Gabriella Benackova in an unusual role: Emilia Marty in Vec Makropulos. Tete-de-peau tenor Roman Sadnik is Gregor.

on June 14, 2007 at 9:57 AM

La Cieca is back in her beloved Sunnyside late this evening, even though the Metropolitan Opera opening night began at 6:30. By her watch, the performance of Madama Butterfly ran not quite four hours including intermissions and curtain call. Oddly, though, the evening didn’t seem unnaturally long — maybe because La Cieca enjoyed a disco…

on September 26, 2006 at 12:38 AM