Sincerely yours Sincerely yours

Today is Liberace‘s centennial!

on May 16, 2019 at 1:44 PM
Happy birthday Leontyne Price! Happy birthday Leontyne Price!

Today is the 90th anniversary of the birth of the great American diva.

on February 10, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Together again for the first time Together again for the first time

From Unnatural Acts of Opera, a duo concert with Shirley Verrett and Grace Bumbry at Carnegie Hall.

on January 04, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Halfy birthday Halfy birthday

Friend of the box Andrew Whitfield (not pictured) is celebrating his birthday by slashing prices in half on everything in the Opera Depot catalog for the rest of the week.

on April 20, 2015 at 5:02 PM
Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous Birthdays are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous

To celebrate the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of excerpts from his epochal 1976 Ring cycle at Bayreuth as well as steep discounts on all other Bouleziana.

on March 26, 2015 at 9:58 AM
Happy Birthday Eleanor Steber Happy Birthday Eleanor Steber

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of that superb American soprano Eleanor Steber.

on July 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Carlo Bergonzi, our friends at Opera Depot are offering discounts on their entire catalog of the legendary tenor’s performances.

on July 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Happy Birthday Maria Meneghini Callas Happy Birthday Maria Meneghini Callas

Today would have been the 90th birthday of the quintessential prima donna.

on December 02, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Happy Birthday Giuseppe Verdi Happy Birthday Giuseppe Verdi

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Swan of Busseto, La Cieca invites the cher public to share reminiscences of great Verdi performances—and YouTube clips, of course!

on October 09, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Happy Birthday Anna Netrebko Happy Birthday Anna Netrebko

The Met’s new Tatiana is 42 today.

on September 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Happy birthday, Licia Albanese Happy birthday, Licia Albanese

The legendary verista and Verdian celebrates the (official) 100th anniversary of her birth today.

on July 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Richard Wagner! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Richard Wagner!

That most profound and controversial of all operatic composers was born 200 years ago today.

on May 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Happy Birthday Anja Silja Happy Birthday Anja Silja

The evergreen singing actress was born 73 years ago in Berlin.

on April 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Per molts anys, Montserrat Caballé! Per molts anys, Montserrat Caballé!

The legendary soprano celebrates her 80th birthday today.

on April 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Happy Birthday Magda Olivero Happy Birthday Magda Olivero

The fabled verista celebrates the 103rd anniversary of her birth today.

on March 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Happy Birthday Stefan Herheim Happy Birthday Stefan Herheim

The Prince of Regie, who’ll direct a new Vêpres siciliennes for the Royal Opera this fall, is 43 years old today.

on March 13, 2013 at 7:09 PM
Happy Birthday Philippe Jaroussky! Happy Birthday Philippe Jaroussky!

The French countertenor is 35 years old today.

on February 13, 2013 at 5:54 PM
Happy birthday, Giacomo Puccini Happy birthday, Giacomo Puccini

“Il Leone di Lucca” (as La Cieca has never heard the composer called) was born December 22, 1858.

on December 22, 2012 at 2:04 AM
The anniverary The anniverary

It’s that date that rolls around once a year, cher public, the date we celebrate the 1993 founding of parterre box and the 1923 birth of Maria Callas.

on December 03, 2012 at 1:30 AM
Happy Birthday Regina Resnik Happy Birthday Regina Resnik

The dynamic American singing actress celebrates the 90th anniversary of her birth today.

on August 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson

La Cieca wants to get a jump on this busy birthday season by offering a remembrance of Birgit Nilsson a day early.

on May 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Une femme d’un incertain âge Une femme d’un incertain âge

On this, the anniversary of her natal day, May 15, La Cieca likes to think back to that moment…

on May 15, 2012 at 1:24 AM
Just what I wanted! Just what I wanted!

La Cieca (pictured, left) celebrated her birthday early this year when she unexpectedly received the perfect gift—the following press release.

on February 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Happy Birthday Maestro Wenarto Happy Birthday Maestro Wenarto

Still going strong after (approximately) 1,500 YouTube appearances, Our Own Maestro Wenarto celebrates the anniversary of his birth today.

on February 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM