“Among others” “Among others”

“Here’s just one more catastrophic crisis — and it seems that at the Met, sufficiently powerful, popular men are beyond reproach.”

on September 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM
Diamond jubilee Diamond jubilee

Via Facebook

on April 02, 2019 at 11:14 AM
Powder keg Powder keg

A source close to the Met says tonight’s L’italiana in Algeri  has been canceled in the wake of an incident this afternoon when somebody dumped an unknown white powder into the pit following act 3″ of Guillaume Tell

on October 29, 2016 at 5:11 PM
How fatal was my sdegno! How fatal was my sdegno!

I think we can all agree that this Anna Pirozzi is the real thing!

on February 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM
“I will applaud your discretion when you leave” “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.

on February 11, 2016 at 12:18 AM
Atre Furie, volate a me! 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.

on January 25, 2016 at 1:45 PM
These old broads 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.”

on December 26, 2015 at 1:05 PM
Clickbait Clickbait

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

on December 10, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Would I not die for you, dear, if I could? 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!”

on November 12, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Coffee break Coffee break

La Cieca (pictured, in her dreams) would like to pause just a moment in her editrixing duties for a spot of housekeeping.

on October 01, 2015 at 1:53 PM
French tips French tips

Valerian Ruminksi, that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him?

on September 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM
È questo l’antico fascino che m’accieca! È questo l’antico fascino che m’accieca!

If Facebook is to be believed, Anna Netrebko and “Azerbaijani tenor Yusif Eyvazov (age 37)” are engaged.

on July 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM
Georgia on my mind Georgia on my mind

Jaw-breaking soprano Tamar Iveri is trying to walk back her recent homophobic rant by saying she has “many gay friends.”

on June 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Smiling through Smiling through

And we have a Mot du Jour!

on September 09, 2013 at 2:15 PM
A la faveur de cette nuit obscure A la faveur de cette nuit obscure

La Cieca does what she can in her own little way to, well, light a single candle against ignorance, but sometimes she is surprised by her own strength.

on April 09, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Ring cycle Ring cycle

Anthony Tommasini and his long-time partner Ben McCommon were married on Friday.

on December 03, 2012 at 11:44 AM

An exciting album of photos from Stefan Herheim‘s new production of Salome that opened tonight at the Salzburg Easter Festival. (All images by Monika & Karl Forster).

on April 16, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Don’t worry, La Cieca isn’t going to let politics rear its ugly head (or, since we’re talking about La Cieca here, let’s say “its pretty head”); rather, the “social” we’re talking about here is as in “social media.” Just a housekeeping tip or two for you after the jump.

on April 06, 2011 at 11:34 AM

You know La Cieca adores her some Gheorghiu, but the “scheduled”  (not to mention the Soprano Math) just cries out for mockery.

on October 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

La Cieca would like to call the cher public’s attention to the new “share” buttons at the foot of each posting here on parterre.com. Clicking on the “Like” button will alert your Facebook friends of your affection for the given posting; the “Tweet” button will send the current posting to your Twitter feed.

on October 02, 2010 at 12:24 AM