“Czeslawa Gospodarek (née Cieslak), known by her stage name Violetta Villas, was a Polish and international cabaret star, singer, actress, composer and songwriter.”
Just when you think opera has reached its peak and has nowhere else left to go, here is Anna Netrebko stabbing Scarpia in the dick with a crucifix.
Live video of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the riddle scene from Turandot, as seen and heard recently in Munich.
In preparation for her much-awaited Met debut, Lise Davidsen sings the arioso from Queen of Spades.
Introducing “Dancing Contralto Daria Chebanenko!”
Countertenor sensation Jakub Jozef Orlinski sings “Pena tiranna” from Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula.
Here’s a look at the genuinely sensational performance by Asmik Grigorian in a new Manon Lescaut in Frankfurt.
La Cieca has discovered a document of Plácido Domingo‘s faute de mieux Metropolitan Opera farewell performance.
The expression “gayer than eight guys fucking nine guys” gets thrown around a lot these days…
Jakub Józef Orlinski as Harry Potter!
She makes it into a mash-up of Cours-la-Reine and “A Great Lady Has An Interview.”
Your doyenne’s origin myth must always be understood to begin with the bite of a radioactive soprano way back in 1976.
The ever-astonishing Cecilia Bartoli riffs on the Gershwins’ “Summertime.”
Ardent, astonishing, animated Anthony Roth Costanzo has just unveiled the music video for “Vivi, tiranno.”