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Archived Since:February 15, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Magda Olivero 1910-2014

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The legendary Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died.

All right, God, you have my attention

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Norman Lebrecht announces that Deborah Voigt , "one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time," will join Rufus Wainwright to sing arias from Prima Donna (5) and will then join him in a duet of "If I Loved You" from Carousel and... oh, I just can't.

Bomb scare

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The appeal of Ariadne auf Naxos (for me anyway) is the acknowledgment that underneath it all, opera (and all other forms of “high art”) is really show business.

Venez, cher public! Qui vous arrête?

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Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin delves into the very recent past indeed to present Donizetti's La Favorite in a concert performance starring Elina Garanca and Juan Diego Flórez.

“Specialist subject, the bleeding obvious”

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"Jonathan Miller's Carmen for Mid Wales Opera has no sexual electricity, complains Rupert Christiansen"

Chopped

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La Cieca's old, old, old friends at Opera Depot (not pictured) are offering 50% off on their entire collection of CDs and MP3s... but only for the next 48 hours!

Female truffle

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Even bonbons are not as delicious as the weekly discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

Final chapter

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None of my previous Elektra experiences prepared me for this stunning, overwhelming performance from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Blind meaning

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A little bird from the meadow tells La Cieca that there will be a significant cast change announced soon for one of the Met's 2014 productions.

Outskirts

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As One is an opera about a boy growing up to discover that he is a girl.

Contessa, stop the music!

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“American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December’s performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Willis-Sørensen...Show More Summary

Dancing with the star

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After listening to “Stella di Napoli,” her mightily impressive new CD of rare bel canto arias just released by Erato, I felt many of the old sparks reigniting.

Rich man’s frug

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A good performance of a Rossini opera buffa usually bubbles along merrily.

Studio canal

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Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin returns with a late 20th century masterpiece, Britten's Death in Venice.

The page of innocence

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Parterrians are advised to gather together their parures, aigrettes and lorngettes and saunter back to their loges, because it's time for discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

New faces

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By special requestion of one of your doyenne's favorite parterriennes, La Casa della Cieca will be open tonight at 10:00 PM for the finals of the 2104 Operalia competition, webcast live from Los Angeles.

The incomplete idiot

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Intendant Alexander Pereira halts the merry-go-round briefly to discuss Salzburg and La Scala with Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times.

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