Cher Public

A Roman under the influence

It seems everyone is raving over Calixto Bieito‘s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at Opernhaus Zürich.  Read more »

She asks me why I’m just a hairy guy

The Royal Opera House’s production of La bohéme (featuring Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo) goes live on YouTube at 2:15 this afternoon.  Read more »

From the vault

La Cieca (a “recent” photograph) is delighted to remind her cher public that the parterre YouTube page (called operazine) has been newly refurbished and updated. (The image above is actually from the most popular video on the site, with over 150,000 views!)  Read more »

Prodigy

Maria Callas’s most outstanding Adalgisa, out of all she partnered with, was Fiorenza Cossotto.

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You go to my head

Finally, medical science offers the answer to the conundrum that has baffled opera fans for decades: what was Renée Fleming thinking?

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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

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Mangiamo

So La Cieca has been hearing complaints lately that she is not linking to videos of Russian guys singing excerpts from La traviata while eating Tater Tots.

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Vedrai, piccolo amor

Good news, Puccini fans!

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