What better way to celebrate le 14 juilliet than with a provocative piece on opera by and about two of La Cieca’s favorite revolutionaries, Zachary Woolfe and Gerard Mortier (respectively), followed by cries of “Liberté, égalité [and especially] fraternité!” from that madcap maven of musical mirth, Maestro Wenarto (after the jump.)

on July 14, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Congratulations to La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Wenarto on the occasion of his 1,000th video on YouTube!

on June 09, 2010 at 11:41 PM

The Sultan of Seattle himself, Wenarto, thought of it first. In fact, he created the legend that is Izzy Anderson. And now, that British TV show has taken his idea and just polished it up a little. Royalties, please!

on January 15, 2010 at 9:40 PM

… but these boys’ (and girls’) hearts are in the right place as they join with Wenarto to celebrate the apparent victory of Referendum 71 in Washington.

on November 04, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Maestro Wenarto shows us how Tosca should be done… as directed by that exciting Regie wunderkind Luc Bondage.

on October 23, 2009 at 9:55 AM

A different look at Salome — from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

on October 18, 2009 at 10:48 PM

This is why the YouTube was invented. Hell, this is why the universe was invented. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/CgSib1LVZHQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

on May 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM

In contrast to the high-minded sentiments expressed by the Ring directors recently interviewed by Anne Midgette, here are a few light and lively moments from a youth theater show called Her den Ring produced by the Studiotheater Bayreuth. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/aFm_48PJTHw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

on April 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

“Salvatore, viens, j’ai trouvé une étoile!” [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/5xXf8mh81dg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Wenarto, watch your back!

on March 26, 2009 at 3:05 PM

La Cieca has obtained some exclusive footage from the first camera rehearsal for the upcoming HD telecast of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Met.  Extra rehearsals, she hears, have already been called! [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/6Wg04e24UPc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

on January 28, 2009 at 5:03 PM

If Wenarto, members of Cirque du Soleil and Rolando Villazón got really really high one night, this might be the result. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://ca.youtube.com/v/A6udHRk1llU” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] (In fact, this music video stars Serge Desrosiers and was directed by Sandrine Béchade.)

on October 06, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Suffering artist Wenarto has decided to take arms against his sea of YouTube troubles and move his act to the less-celebrated but perhaps friendlier venue of Vimeo.com. What could be more fitting than that he should make his debut with a farewell.

on September 26, 2008 at 10:53 AM

In general, La Cieca tries to avoid posting two YouTube videos in a row, but she’s making an exception this time around since internet it-boy Izzy Anderson has decided to tackle Mozart. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/gC5aoEhmw3Y” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The direction is, as always, by the Seattle Svengali, Wenarto.

on June 12, 2008 at 10:28 PM

The Mary Garden of YouTube is back, and better than ever: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/PN3e6_nuORI” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]  

on June 10, 2008 at 3:46 PM

… to describe this video which, frankly, makes Wenarto‘s oeuvre look like Dirty Harry. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/MCaLDvdsKSs” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

on June 04, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Music video producer extraordinaire Wenarto is currently trying to get his invaluable collection of performances reinstated on YouTube following a terms of service contretemps. Pending when, as, and if the original site goes online again, Wenarto has created a new YouTube account highlighting his classical, operatic-themed and Izzycentric vids: 222Opera.  Visit soon, cher public, and often!

on May 15, 2008 at 2:50 PM

The Royal Opera House (you know, that place with the naked buskecutioner) is looking for “budding” filmmakers to produce a 40 second long version of Romeo and Juliet. The company asks for the finished featurettes to be uploaded to the Royal Opera’s YouTube site, which is just so Web 2.0 La Cieca can hardly stand…

on May 07, 2008 at 10:31 AM

version of what is rapidly becoming Izzy’s signature tune, “Nessun dorma!”

on May 01, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Flash phenomenon Izzy Anderson returns with an all-new choice of repertoire, and La Cieca has the exclusive. In fact, your doyenne’s old, old, old friend ?) [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/je_9JRdBimQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] N.B. the “hommage” to legendary Luciano Pavarotti at 1:58!

on April 14, 2008 at 1:18 AM

parterre mascot Izzy Anderson returns with yet another bash at “La donna e mobile.” Video impresario Wenarto obviously is working his connections like mad since he has managed to film this scene on the Act 2 set from the Met’s Tristan.

on March 13, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Calixo Bieito? Over! Peter Konwitschny?  Yesterday’s news! And David McVicar? Head for the showers! The new home of cutting-edge Regie is in little Seattle, my god, and who could have devised so utterly innovative and openly homoerotic take on Salome? Our Own Wenarto, of course!

on February 28, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Wondrous Wenarto is back and more bloodthirsty than ever. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/f876_Xw-LYA” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] The Wenarto interpretation is a worthy addition to the YouTube classics by Rysanek, Zauscher. 

on February 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM