There are fascists at the bottom of our garden There are fascists at the bottom of our garden

It’s 1938. We know, even if the characters do not, how the story will end.

on February 02, 2022 at 1:59 PM
NYCO, yet again? NYCO, yet again?

New York City Opera (remember them?) have announced a program for spring 2021, with repertoire consistent with the company’s recent policy of equal-opportunity pandering.

on August 13, 2020 at 10:58 AM
NYCO 1943-2019 NYCO 1943-2019

It is with a heavy heart that La Cieca predicts the demise of New York City Opera.

on February 04, 2020 at 9:24 AM
The case of the vanishing opera The case of the vanishing opera

La Cieca has only just noticed that the time for the announced first presentation of the New York City’s Opera’s 2019-2020 season has come and gone.

on November 30, 2019 at 9:53 PM
Ringing in my queers Ringing in my queers

Stonewall threads some difficult needles with great success overall in this last installment of New York City Opera’s Pride Month Programming.

on June 22, 2019 at 7:06 PM
The queen is back The queen is back

Anna Caterina Antonacci headlines the New York City Opera’s 2019-2020 season with a one night only concert performance of Britten’s Gloriana.

on June 21, 2019 at 4:02 PM
Sugar daddy day care Sugar daddy day care

New York City Opera has announced the resignation of the chairman of its board, Roy G. Niederhoffer.

on February 15, 2019 at 3:22 PM
One night only, one night only, she’ll be the only one One night only, one night only, she’ll be the only one

“New York City Opera will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert.”

on December 18, 2018 at 3:13 PM
Whiskey tango foxtrot Whiskey tango foxtrot

I really cannot exaggerate the extent to which I truly did not know what was going on in New York City Opera’s production of Maria de Buenos Aires.

on October 23, 2018 at 3:10 PM
The unusual suspects The unusual suspects

Mad Scenes and Exit Arias:  The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America provides ample fodder for the legions of amateur opera sleuths seeking to confirm their theory of “Who Killed City Opera?”

on October 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Transience Transience

New York City Opera has announced a search for “a transgender singer with a treble voice” to create the role of a transgender character in the opera Stonewall.

on July 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Stonebroke? Stonebroke?

New York City Opera apparently plans to fund its commission of the opera Stonewall via Patreon.

on June 15, 2018 at 3:23 PM
The male gaze The male gaze

The third segment of New York City Opera’s gradually emerging 2018-2019 season will be Mascagni’s Isabeau.

on June 05, 2018 at 8:47 PM
If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’ If it ain’t ‘Brokeback’

Between staging, music, and material, it’s hard to decide what feels most broken about New York City Opera’s American premiere of Brokeback Mountain.

on June 01, 2018 at 5:35 PM
Kingly sex Kingly sex

As far as prewar Italian verismo goes, L’amore dei tre re is a supernova.

on April 13, 2018 at 3:03 PM
Unprotected Unprotected

Antonacci’s singing is remarkably beautiful for one who clearly doesn’t make that a top priority.

on February 21, 2018 at 11:24 AM
Okay by me in America Okay by me in America

Mariachi bands travel the world, make appearances in Hollywood, and moonlight on Linda Ronstadt albums.

on January 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

on December 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Allowing the birds to nest in your hair Allowing the birds to nest in your hair

In the seventies and eighties Dominick Argento (who turned ninety this year) was one of the most oft-performed of American opera composers.

on November 13, 2017 at 9:37 AM
Murder, he composed Murder, he composed

Flashes of excitement and genuine pathos lit up City Opera’s production of Dolores Claiborne!

on November 01, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Not much gold, but plenty of rush Not much gold, but plenty of rush

Is this not Puccini’s greatest opera, his most human, least manipulative?

on September 07, 2017 at 12:48 PM
And the ‘Angels’ sing And the ‘Angels’ sing

Angels in America reimagined as an actual, full-blown opera.

on June 11, 2017 at 2:03 PM
Minnie series Minnie series

New York City Opera’s 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater,

on May 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM
Elements of style Elements of style

Antonio Literes, a boy soprano from Majorca, had, we may presume, friends in high places.

on May 07, 2017 at 10:00 AM