Brazen overtures Brazen overtures

Norman Lebrecht is repeating gossip Conrad Osborne heard from Stephen Blier.

on December 17, 2018 at 11:05 AM
“Höre mit Sinn, was ich dir klatsche!” “Höre mit Sinn, was ich dir klatsche!”

Renowned mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly may have been dropped from the Met’s Ring production, but today she has announced she has invented an entirely new role for herself in the work.

on August 10, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Not pretty or safe or easy Not pretty or safe or easy

La Cieca hears that the Théâtre du Châtelet will continue its series of Stephen Sondheim productions with Passion, set to star Natalie Dessay (as Fosca, bien sûr!)

on March 11, 2015 at 2:11 PM
No! pazzo son! Guardate! No! pazzo son! Guardate!

“La nonna rock è impazzita per Jonas Kaufmann definito il più bel tenore del mondo.”

on November 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM
A Life in the Theater A Life in the Theater

Devotees of Dawn Fatale (and you are legion!) will be delighted to hear that the parterre scribe made an early (2001!) appearance in issue #45 of parterre box, the queer opera zine, ranting about the “squish-squish school of opera direction.”

on March 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Daniela abbandonata Daniela abbandonata

Our own Ercole Farnese has alerted La Cieca to a breaking story in Il Secolo XIX: Dessì diserta Genova per amore.

on April 07, 2012 at 5:28 PM