Your doyenne didn’t even make it through the first paragraph of this opera-related article: “I’m not a patient person,” Anna Chatterton confesses over a quinoa brownie at a Toronto coffee shop… A female version of Don Giovanni by a veganess composer? It just doesn’t sound, well, promising, now does it?

on February 04, 2008 at 11:45 PM

…am dunklen Hage. Oh, and by the way, it’s always a delight to hear news about dear Lucine Amara!

on February 04, 2008 at 11:35 PM

Your doyenne has added a contact page so you may email her with all your tastiest soupcons!

on February 03, 2008 at 11:34 PM

Those of you who follow via RSS will want to change the feed address. The new feed may be found at — or you can simply click on the button to the right to add to your favorite reader.

on February 02, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Please bear with La Cieca, cher public as she is experimenting with WordPress. Don’t worry, the old won’t disappear! To read previous postings, please click here.

on January 31, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Here are the results of La Cieca’s informal and utterly unscientific poll of her readers, asking “Who should replace Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the Met’s production of Orfeo?” As you can see, a large plurality favored Ewa Podles, with David Daniels and Susan Graham also receiving numerous votes.

on July 16, 2006 at 6:32 PM