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10 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

When Neil Shicoff celebrated the 40th anniversary of his 1975 stage debut as Ernani in Cincinnati, no one had any idea that it would, essentially, mark the end of his career.  In 2014 he added the roles of Canio (at Wiener Staatsoper)...Show More Summary

There is no sin but ignorance

13 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1593 dramatist Christopher Marlowe was reportedly stabbed to death...

Incomplete mountain pass

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

The big news on Van Ness Avenue, it goes without saying, is Calixto Bieito’s operatic debut on these shores.

Every other inch a lady

yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Born on this day in 1894 actress and comedian Beatrice Lillie. 

Magic mike

2 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Born on this day in 1924 opera record and video producer John Culshaw.


3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

I can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestra’s “bleeding chunks” of Wagner’s Ring at Carnegie Hall.

Chained melody

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca's spies in Dresden report that there were HD cameras aplenty in the Semperoper at Wednesday night's performance of Lohengrin.

Cross purposes

3 days agoArts : Parterre Box

"Has anyone ever seen a truly great production of this opera?"

A choice, not an ecosystem

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Washington National Opera’s first Ring Cycle came to a bittersweet conclusion this past Sunday, closing the door on an extraordinary three weeks in the opera house and a remarkable musical and theatrical achievement for the company.

Ich war so hochdramatisch

4 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Happy 95th or perhaps 99th birthday soprano Inge Borkh.

Heaven is a place on Earth

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

The Péter Eötvös adaptation of Angels in America—as well as Candide and such rarities as La campana sommersa and Los Elementos—are highlights of the New York City Opera's 2016-2017 season.

“Demain, je ne serai pour toi plus rien qu’un nom!”

5 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Born on this day in 1929 (more or less) soprano Beverly Sills.

Monotheism mit Marianne

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

Philip Glass is indisputably one of the most prolific composers of the last half century, yet none of his more than 20 operas has found a place in the standard repertoire.

It’s today!

6 days agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1966 Jerry Herman's Mame opened on at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run 1508 performances.

Separated at brocade?

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Gay icons Francesca Zambello and Judy Garland.

At sunset

last weekArts : Parterre Box

Sunday afternoon’s all-Richard Strauss concert served as a de facto commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the debut of Renée Fleming, long one of the house’s biggest stars.

Un walzer

last weekArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1963 at the 16th Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard directed by Luchino Visconti won the Palme d'Or.


last weekArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca has the whole thing for you to listen to, cher public, as recorded Sunday afternoon.

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