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My name is Barbuta

Queen of the Photo Shoot Cecilia Bartoli has done it again, with a new album cover on which she appears not only bearded… Read more »

Broadcast: L’incoronazione di Poppea

All politics is vocal in Jan Lauwers‘ Salzburg production of the Monteverdi masterpiece, which will be streamed at 12:30 PM today.  Read more »

Barihunks without causes

Murder, ink.

La Cieca regrets to say it’s time to step back from the gratuitous display of bare skin in opera. Read more »

A quell’amor ch’è palpito

Yes, obviously it’s La traviata, but where?

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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.”

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Wednesday with Mary

La Cieca apologizes for her tardiness in saluting dear Mary this week, but she thinks you will agree it’s worth the wait.

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The naked and the dead

The controversial production of La traviata from La Monnaie directed by Andrea Breth is now available for viewing online.

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Stocking stuffer

Randal Turner, pictured above, is but one of 33 barihunks featured in—who ever would have guessed?— “the first Barihunks calendar,” just in time for holiday giving and receiving. All proceeds from the calendar, available at the Barihunks site, will be donated to young artist programs. (Photo by Sarah Wells)

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