The gleam of his smile The gleam of his smile

A clearly moved Hvorostovsky basked in the moment and momentarily broke character to acknowledge the love.

on September 26, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Hysterical blondeness Hysterical blondeness

Wednesday brought the Met’s “real” season opener, an indelible, indispensable night at the opera: a starry revival of Verdi’s Macbeth crowned by Anna Netrebko’s demented Lady.

on September 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Your season planning for Opera Orchestra of New York, cher public, looks a lot more interesting than what the company’s own artistic adminstration is likely to come up with. Thus far, La Cieca has heard one date for certain:  that Eve Queler default choice Rienzi, this time with Elisabete Matos—presumably in the not very interesting…

on June 17, 2011 at 2:58 PM

La Cieca presents with pride her latest installment of Unnatural Acts of Opera, the Donizetti rarity Belisario, featuring legendary Leyla Gencer as vengeful Roman matron Antonina.

on June 04, 2009 at 8:06 PM

At long last, a new episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera, featuring the classic Janacek team of Leonie Rysanek and Gabriela Benackova. Jenufa, Act 1

on April 06, 2009 at 9:05 PM

La Cieca is thrilled to note that VAI have continued their series of releases from the NHK Lirica Italiana telecasts of the 1960s and 1970s. These DVDs, remastered from original broadcasts on Japanese television, preserve performances by some of the greatest Italian artists of the mid-20th century. The most recent treasure to be unearthed is…

on May 21, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Who else but “Frantic” Franco Bonisolli? [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

on April 22, 2008 at 4:57 PM


on February 11, 2008 at 8:29 AM