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Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before?
For tomorrow afternoon's chat at La Casa della Cieca, your doyenne offers an unusual double blast from the past.
The Wiener Staatsoper should be a source of some interesting backstage gossip next September as the company presents on alternating nights Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca and Aleksandra Kurzak as Violetta.
For better or worse, Decca’s new Norma recording will ultimately be embraced—or dismissed—by those reacting directly to Cecilia Bartoli’s controversial portrayal.
>Andris Nelsons has been named the new music director of the Boston Symphony.
On this, the occasion of her 37th birthday [see below], La Cieca is happy to repeat the story of how she came to be born.
A sneak preview of Cecilia Bartoli's new recording of Norma may be found on the website of The Guardian.
Our Own JJ (pictured) joins in the debate over the Düsseldorf Tannhäuser with Anne Midgette and John Berry.
It's time to vote on the The 2013 Pubie Awards, cher public.
Now the deadline has passed for the Immolation Quiz, La Cieca is happy if a bit puzzled to announce that the result is a tie: two of the cher public were able to identify 23 of the 25 voices in the quiz correctly.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects.
For your viewing and discussing pleasure tomorrow afternoon, cher public, La Cieca recommends a live webcast of Verdi's Macbeth from the Bayerische Staatsoper.
In a press release, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein at Düsseldorf has announced the cancellation of its controversial new production of Tannhäuser.
The score in the Immolation Quiz now stands tied at 23 all, with both leading entries identifying wrongly the same two segments of the quiz.
La Cieca (pictured) is thrilled to announce the debut of a new online book club hosted by Norman Lebrecht of "Slipped Disc" fame.
Just like the pyrotechnics the heroine of The Firework Maker’s Daughter longs to create, this new opera for children is a delightful, low-tech throwback to a time before CGI took over the world.
The next scheduled appearance of the Met's Ring production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be.
The most sensuous sounds at the Met this week come from an opera with nary a love duet.
Our Own JJ did a double header yesterday (you'll read about in the Post starting Monday) and so La Cieca hardly has the energy left to say, "Discuss, discuss!"