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In honor of Giacomo Meyerbeer, the unjustly or (depending on how you look at it) justly neglected 19th century opera composer, a selection from Mike Richter‘s “Meyerbeer Operas” CD-ROM. Il Crociato in Egitto Carnegie Hall, New York March...Show More Summary
How, then, to explain the perplexing performance last Friday night of Falstaff, Mr. Levine’s first new production since his return?
Also unimpressed was Franco Zeffirelli...
In Vintage Issue #32: How that opening night of Lohengrin might have gone; La Cieca on La Gran Scena...
“I am Fabio Luisi – a professional musician and conductor in international concert halls and opera houses, involved in many aspects of music and art. For many years I have also had a secret passion for another art which I have studied and practiced to bring to you today: perfumery.” [FL Parfums]
"Miss Mary Garden, the prima donna, has some definite ideas about American customs laws which would make her an ardent tariff reformer if she were in politics."
During what German audiences at Eugene Onegin like to call a "Briefpause," the cher public (pictured) are invited to discuss, oh, this, that and the other thing.
Falstaff, Verdi’s final opera, is exuberantly inventive, bubbling and roiling with ideas the 79-year-old composer was too impatient to develop.
Which resurgent maestro's instructions to the musical staff have rung out clear as a bell: "Can't stand those operas you've programmed in my absence, so get them off the future schedule?"
It's the opening of the Met's Saturday afternoon broadcast season, cher public, and the first opera in the series is Rigoletto.
Finnish bass-baritone Tom Krause died Thursday. He was 79.
Just in time for the holidays, La Cieca has flung open the doors of her Shoppe of Holiday Delights!
"After attending the dress rehearsal in London I wrote the following to Mr Carsen to give him the opportunity to make changes."
Our Own JJ takes on an old frame (Der Rosenkavalier) and a new (Eugene Onegin) in his latest review for the New York Observer.
So we may all be on the same page as we discuss, following the jump is the video of the December 7 Traviata from La Scala.
Our dear friends at Operavore (to whence Our Own JJ will be returning for another season early in 2014) have called for nominations for favorite operatic "party records."
Our Very Own Marianne Leitmetzerin (pictured) has graciously shared a jewel from her vast coffer of recorded performances, a boon La Cieca hopes will become a regular Monday event here at parterre. Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd Oper der...Show More Summary
Our weekly find from the Mike Richter collection: Le nozze di Figaro from the Bayerische Staatsoper with a geniunely A-list cast.
As the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of parterre box continue, La Cieca (left) introduces a new feature: each week, a vintage issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine, scanned into PDF format for handy download!
Twenty years ago, a sad and lonely gay man sat down with a pair of scissors and a glue stick and said, "I think I'll make a magazine."