All the feels All the feels

“And as I thought about it, I couldn’t help wondering: when did Alex Ross become Carrie Bradshaw?”

on August 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Journalist experiences epiphany Journalist experiences epiphany

“Apparently, age is a touchy subject for some aging divas.”

on June 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM
“Naturally this leaves me all fardayget and farblondzhet…” “Naturally this leaves me all fardayget and farblondzhet…”

It’s about a Jewish Priestess, who has 2 secret children with a Roman Soldier, which already creates conflict.

on March 01, 2018 at 1:27 PM
The train arrives in Boston at 5:00 PM the next day The train arrives in Boston at 5:00 PM the next day

So La Cieca figures if the New York Times can do seven pieces about Exterminating Angel in the past week, we should jump on the bandwagon as well.

on November 01, 2017 at 2:37 PM
Meine Klangkunst, sie küssen so heiß! Meine Kleider sind schmiegsam und weiß! Meine Klangkunst, sie küssen so heiß! Meine Kleider sind schmiegsam und weiß!

Now this I call arts journalism!

on August 29, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Lulu’s back in town Lulu’s back in town

Continuing coverage of the Met’s new Alban Berg spectacular.

on November 11, 2015 at 2:56 PM
Internet won Internet won

The above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

on July 30, 2015 at 8:33 PM
Tuesdays with Mary Tuesdays with Mary

Miss Garden smiled. “You probably have never seen a thin Violetta,” she exclaimed. “You’ll find that that will make a difference.”

on June 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Lady for one day Lady for one day

But the part she seems most excited about is Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s treatment of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

on September 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Adroit, awesome, autononomous Anne Midgette nominates her Top 10 Classical and Opera Releases of 2010 over at Soundcheck, and, La Cieca thinks to herself, why should Anne have all the fun? What are your favorite opera CDs and DVDs of the year, cher public? (Here are a few reviews to jog your memory.)

on December 16, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Martin Bernheimer, who was wise long before most of the rest of us were on solid food, writes what is likely to be remembered as the definitive essay on the Donald Rosenberg/Plain Dealer situation.

on August 14, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Linda Watson and John Treleaven have issued a joint not-apology, blaming “selective and biased representation of these interviews” for giving the impression that anything was less than stellar at the “fantastic history-making project” that is the LA Ring cycle. [Class Act via OperaChic]

on June 02, 2010 at 9:01 PM

“Why can’t a general director with the fame, charm and ability of Domingo roll up his sleeves and work to realize his vision, rather than distancing himself from the results? The answer: because he isn’t actually there, running the company. He’s conducting Stiffelio, or singing Simone Boccanegra, or trying to keep up with his other…

on January 13, 2010 at 11:59 AM