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fluorescentCONFIRMED UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: The Metropolitan Opera has confirmed that tonight’s performance of L’italiana in Algeri  has been canceled, as La Cieca reported earlier this evening.  Read more »

How fatal was my sdegno!

The video after the jump is all pretty fabulous, and I think we can all agree that this Anna Pirozzi is the real thing! But there are at least two scrumptious “Easter Eggs” for the connoisseur of operatic camp  in the video as well, so let’s take a closer look!   Read more »

“I will applaud your discretion when you leave”

There was a bit of a foofaraw over on Facebook yesterday involving two of your doyenne’s favorite people, in alphabetical order Christine Goerke and Norman Lebrecht.

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Atre Furie, volate a me!

While legendary NYCO soprano Lauren Flanigan has, alas, not been singing very frequently lately, she recently has turned her laser-like focus to that other essential aspect of the diva’s job description, that of Raising Righteous Hell.

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These old broads

Brian Kellow (not pictured) boasts, “Peggy Noonan, interviewed in last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, mentioned that Can I Go Now? is on her nightstand.”

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Facebook assures me that running this ad will send readers simply flocking to the Parterre Box Presents La Cieca page.

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Would I not die for you, dear, if I could?

Merry Widow final dress rehearsal was a big success! Renée is simply to die for!”

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