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Fifty shades of Domingo

LA Opera opened their 30th season with a pairing of two of their most popular productions, both of which were initially staged by filmmakers not unfamiliar with the vagaries of our industry outpost here in Hollywoodland. Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, directed by Woody Allen was paired with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci directed by Franco Zeffirelli.   Read more »

Daniela abbandonata

Our own Ercole Farnese (not pictured) has alerted La Cieca to a breaking story in Il Secolo XIX: Dessì diserta Genova per amore. It’s molto juicy, but for those of you who can’t keep up with the Italian, Ercole has provided a precis after the jump. Read more »