The piccolo on the hearth The piccolo on the hearth

Riccardo Zandoni’s Il Grillo del Focolare is an opera after all.

on October 18, 2017 at 12:04 PM
Eternal, feminine Eternal, feminine

For her first CD in six years, Angela Gheorghiu has chosen Italian repertoire.

on October 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Straniero, ascolta! Straniero, ascolta!

A sneak preview of perhaps the most intriguing track on Anna Netrebko’s forthcoming Verismo CD.

on August 17, 2016 at 10:28 AM
E “La Nave” va E “La Nave” va

La Cieca has just heard that Teatro Grattacielo’s performance of Montemezzi’s La Nave has been rescheduled and confirmed for Wednesday October 31 at 8:00 PM at the Rose Theater.

on October 31, 2012 at 3:16 AM
To tell the truth To tell the truth

Four of La Cieca’s favorite people, Diana Soviero, Ira Siff, Robert Lombardo and Ken Benson, assemble on November 9 at the impressively named “Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center”…

on October 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

In this new Decca DVD of Tosca we find a highly intellectual, even fascinating staging at odds with the visceral nature of the original melodrama but one that inspires its cast to great heights.  Robert Carsen is a clever producer with an elegant visual palette.  He employs the same directorial strategy as his famous Mefistofele…

on April 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM