Giulio Cesare Giulio Cesare

Emmanuelle Haïm and Calixto Bieito collaborate on a new production of Handel’s opera seria from the Dutch National Opera.

on February 02, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Parsifal Parsifal

The legendary Calixto Bieito production of Wagner’s music drama, streamed from Staatsoper Stuttgart.

on June 05, 2020 at 10:00 AM
A Roman under the influence A Roman under the influence

It seems everyone is raving over Calixto Bieito‘s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at Opernhaus Zürich.

on June 27, 2018 at 6:53 PM
Webcast: Tosca Webcast: Tosca

A telecast from the Norske Opera of Puccini’s Tosca, directed by Calixto Bieito.

on June 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Caved Caved

The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito.

on January 13, 2017 at 3:52 PM
Incomplete mountain pass Incomplete mountain pass

The big news on Van Ness Avenue, it goes without saying, is Calixto Bieito’s operatic debut on these shores.

on May 29, 2016 at 12:15 PM
The chopping block? The chopping block?

After five flops in a row, Mr. McVicar continues to win new assignments from the Met.

on March 31, 2016 at 11:36 AM
(Mighty real) (Mighty real)

A problem with scheduling an opera-intensive trip is that you don’t always hear and see the shows in optimum order.

on May 07, 2015 at 9:42 AM
Bühne nights Bühne nights

Your doyenne and her faithful confidante Dawn Fatale are off later this week for a safari, seeking the wild Regie in its natural habitat.

on April 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Delicate exotic fruit Delicate exotic fruit

“The description I read of this Boris, which I have not seen…”

on July 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM
A tsar is torn A tsar is torn

In Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, all the Russian people starve and suffer, but none has suffering like the mental agonies of Tsar Boris.

on May 04, 2014 at 9:00 AM
God! what darkness dense! God! what darkness dense!

The opening of Calixto Bieto‘s production of Fidelio at the English National Opera provides yet one more opportunity for the fraternity of British critics to flaunt their credentials as a passel of overeducated prats.

on September 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Von Kopf bis Fuss Von Kopf bis Fuss

La Cieca is happy to present the following readymade blind item.

on September 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Camino unreal? Camino unreal?

Peter Gelb says Calixto Bieito will direct at the Met.

on August 06, 2013 at 8:43 AM
O Engländer! Seid ihr nicht Toren… O Engländer! Seid ihr nicht Toren…

As she herself points out, Zerbinetta is perhaps the first woman besides “the inimitable Heather MacDonald” to write a serious critique of Calixto Bieito‘s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

on June 05, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Just a little touch of tsar quality Just a little touch of tsar quality

The gripping Calixto Bieito/Kent Nagano production of Boris Godunov from the Bayerische Staatsoper—with authoritative Alexander Tsymbalyuk in the title role…

on April 03, 2013 at 11:33 AM
A tsar is born A tsar is born

Vot tsar’ vash!” Here is your Tsar, the 38-year-old Ukranian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk.

on March 03, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Ring them bells Ring them bells

The new Boris Godunov from the Bayerische Staatsoper (directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Kent Nagano) looks absolutely remarkable.

on February 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM
“Where was Liam Joshua?” “Where was Liam Joshua?”

Anyone looking for orgiastic obscenity in Calixto Bieito‘s production of Carmen at the London Coliseum, will be bitterly disappointed, writes Rupert Christiansen.

on November 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM
ENO is enough ENO is enough

The repertory for the upcoming season of the English National Opera (also known as “Peter Gelb‘s shopping list”) boasts the world premiere of a new opera by Philip Glass, The Perfect American, which imagines the last days of Walt Disney.

on April 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM
The world is your balloon The world is your balloon

If it wasn’t anything special as art or even entertainment, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s recent production of Rinaldo (March 24) does offer an excellent peg on which to hang an argument about the future of opera in America.

on March 26, 2012 at 4:57 PM
parterre: box parterre: box

Forgive La Cieca’s less-than-avid posting schedule over the last few days, please!

on March 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Sexual perversity in Chicago Sexual perversity in Chicago

In what surely must count as La Cieca’s idea of a perfect storm, Zachary Woolfe interviews Calixto Bieito in the New York Times.

on March 01, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Following the jump, about 45 minutes of highlights from last week’s telecast of Bizet’s opera from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, as sung by Fabio Armiliato, Béatrice-Uria Monzon, Maria Bayo and Kyle Ketelsen, directed by Calixto Bieito.

on July 31, 2011 at 2:22 AM