Fully committed Fully committed

Deborah Voigt, whose commitments have increased with her new position as a member of the full-time faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.”

on June 24, 2016 at 10:03 AM
Times is hard Times is hard

Paleo? LAP-BAND? Food poisoning?

on September 18, 2015 at 6:10 PM
Leave it to cleaver Leave it to cleaver

If I’d gotten an hour less sleep you’d now find me mixing everything up and writing about Mrs. Lovett making her entrance on a bronze horse like Peter the Great.

on September 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There is something I must do, there is something I must do There is something I must do, there is something I must do

Your Own La Cieca has emerged from semi-retirement to present the 2014 Pubie Awards.

on May 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Bark, not Bayreuth Bark, not Bayreuth

Is Der Ring des Nibelungen responsible for the transformation of Seattle from a gray, damp, low-rise Boeing company town where half the jokes had punchlines in Norwegian (and were about lutefisk in any case) into today's booming cultural metropolis? I like to think so.

on August 27, 2013 at 3:44 AM
Our retrospection will now be all to the future Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca predicts you won’t be seeing any puritans at the Met next season, except of course for the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?”

on October 22, 2012 at 2:18 PM
A boozy short leave A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.

on August 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM