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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!"
... is Anna Netrebko, performing "Vieni, t'affretta" from Verdi's Macbeth at tonight's opening gala at the Mariinsky.
"Elizabeth Bishop will make her Met role debut as Fricka in Saturday evening’s performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, replacing Stephanie Blythe, who is ill.
On this lovely first day of May, La Cieca encourages the cher public (pictured) to offer a word of thanks to this month's sponsors of parterre.com.
The silver-voiced teen star of film musicals of the 1930s and 1940s died earlier this week.
Our Own M. Croche (not pictured, presumably) has an idea to pitch to the Royal Opera's advertising department.
Those of you who so readily groan, "Oh, dear god, no, not another Carmen! Give it a bleeding rest!" (and you know who you are) may lose that long face, temporarily at least, when you hear the exotic repertoire promised by Gotham Chamber Opera next season.
In Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, the heroine is shot and skinned for her fur.
La Cieca is always delighted when Met stars "cross over" into more popular genres of entertainment.
La Cieca (not pictured) asks, is it just me (it usually is), or does the new trailer for the Royal Opera's 2013 Summer season feel a little, oh, I don't know, familiar?
Congratulations to Bryan Hymel (right), winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera "for his performances in Les Troyens, Robert Le Diable and Rusalka at the Royal Opera House."
Let the discussion (on off-topic and general interest subject) bud and flower!
Here, for the first time I can recall seeing it in four decades, is what "opera on television" used to mean.
The Immolation Quiz now stands tied between two competitors, each of whom has identified correctly 20 of the 25 singers represented.
A last minute scheduling conflict at the New York Post (curse you, Tony season!) meant that my planned review of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at Manhattan School of Music had to be 86ed.
Congratulations to the winners of the eighth annual F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, who were lauded at an impromptu "come as you are" get-together Sunday night at the Plaza.