Cher Public

Times is hard

Here’s the online ad for San Francisco Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd, which I think you will recall stars Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Lovett.   Read more »

Dimples of iron

Well done, rgz: your Photoshop of the Guilty Pleasures CD cover was just exactly right!

V for Violetta

Following La Cieca’s meager example above, the cher public are encouraged to devise images of album covers based on Renée Fleming’s Guilty Pleasures CD. Read more »

The meme that wouldn’t die

La Cieca (pictured, lower right) has had time on her hands and access to Photoshop, a lethal combination—especially the day the new Anna Netrebko Verdi album cover has been leaked.

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Our commenters do need prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the “Long Live Passion” Photoshop competition! The identities of the victors and a glimpe of their scathingly beautiful creations, after the jump.

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Little Photoshop of Horrors

Now, don’t get La Cieca wrong, she’s very team Tyne Daly, and it’s not like your doyenne hasn’t been  known to hit the airbrush herself from time to time. But  who could think it was a good idea to present La Divina, even post-retouch, as a finalist on RuPaul’s Drag Race? [New York Times]

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Taken weave of her senses

La Cieca has obviously not been paying attention, because she totally missed the announcement that Denyce Graves is going to join the cast of The Real Housewives of DC. Oh, she’s not, you say? So then what’s the explanation for these new headshots?

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La Cieca celebrates her birthday early this year

“On her new album, Dark Hope, opera star Renee Fleming takes a ‘visit to a new, parallel universe.’ … Dark Hope finds ‘The People’s Diva’ covering songs by Muse, Arcade Fire, The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie, Leonard Cohen, Band Of Horses, and more.”

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