Carefully tautological Carefully tautological


on August 06, 2019 at 1:26 PM
“Dein brennend Haupt umwehe Kühle” “Dein brennend Haupt umwehe Kühle”

The burn here surely is the Publikum’s applause.

on July 27, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Muh booklet Muh booklet

“Will no one shed a tear for obsolescent analog technology?”

on July 17, 2019 at 10:17 AM
Ah tweet mystery of life Ah tweet mystery of life

“…newfound celebrity on Twitter, where she is beloved by some of opera’s most ardent fans.”

on July 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM

From Twitter.

on June 21, 2019 at 5:55 PM
And yet she persisted And yet she persisted


on May 11, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Sonya Yoncheva plays Mad Libs Sonya Yoncheva plays Mad Libs

[via Twitter]

on March 14, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Another one bites the Russ Another one bites the Russ

The most exquisitely queer “parterre box” headline of all time has been written.

on December 12, 2018 at 12:39 PM
Broadcast: Hadrian Broadcast: Hadrian

Twitter legend Karita Mattila, elegantly muumuu’d Thomas Hampson and Les Boys headline Rufus Wainwright‘s grandiose opera Hadrian.

on November 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM
The implausible dream The implausible dream

[via Twitter]

on November 15, 2018 at 6:31 PM
Happy National Coming Out Day Happy National Coming Out Day

“Love is love,” tweets tenor Michael Fabiano.

on October 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM
Old friends Old friends

Now, if there’s one thing I know about authorial intentions, it is that Verdi totally wanted the first act of La traviata to look like a dinner dance reunion for the class of 1988.

on October 10, 2018 at 11:11 AM
U mad? U mad?

I found myself engrossed in the comments of bitchy queens and backseat directors.

on July 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

“The background chorus characters in the Broadway show I saw tonight unobtrusively included a gay couple, and jaded though I sometimes am I think that’s really neat.”

on March 14, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Embroidered silk Embroidered silk

Maria Agresta‘s delicately-acted, sumptuously-sung seamstress transformed what might have been just an average Wednesday night revival into something finer.

on January 07, 2016 at 1:45 PM
Coffee break Coffee break

La Cieca (pictured, in her dreams) would like to pause just a moment in her editrixing duties for a spot of housekeeping.

on October 01, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Tweet charity Tweet charity

La Cieca is positively brimming with excitement to bring you an exclusive interview with @FakeNLebrecht, connoisseur of sick notes, writer of fiction and obituaries.

on August 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The Met: What is to be done? The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

on April 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM
Danielle fires back Danielle fires back

The leading lady of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of La Calisto has taken to the Twitters to respond to the recent discussion of her comments about Miley Cyrus.

on January 19, 2014 at 2:23 PM
With one look With one look

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season will consist of Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Tosca, Porgy and Bess, Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena, Capriccio and Don Giovanni.

on December 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM
Tweet and lowdown Tweet and lowdown

Everyone can go home now, because Twitter has reached its zenith.

on July 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM
… and now the worse news … and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects.

on May 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Couldn’t you just eat him up? Couldn’t you just eat him up?

ust when you thought it was impossible to adore Yannick Nézet-Séguin any more than you already did…

on May 07, 2012 at 4:53 PM
How tweet the sound How tweet the sound

“I will be on #Broadway again!”

on April 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM