Archive for March, 2005

Who let the Doge out?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 15, 2005 by lacieca

La Cieca hears that Thomas Hampson may not be singing his first Met Simon Boccanegra in 2006-07 as scheduled. The rumor is that Hampson has been asked to step down so that Placido Domingo can add this role to his already vast repertoire. Can Placido’s Kostelnicka be far behind?

Laugh (at, not with)

Posted in gala, levine on March 6, 2005 by lacieca

The Impresarios

The Ballad of Billy Budd

All About Steve

A Bitchy Class

Just Jessye!

Ain’t it a pretty voice?

Valley of the Divas

The Texaco Opera Queens

New Roles for Cecilia Bartoli

Bartoli Meets Swenson

Beefcake in Opera

Ten Rules for Stage Directors

Ten Questions You’ll Never Hear on the Opera Quiz

Missed Opportunities

Ten Great Awakening Scenes

Worst-Dressed Singers at the James Levine Gala