Cieca alla Casablanca
Due to the sensitive yet detailed nature of the following item, La Cieca thought it would be amusing (not to mention safer) to present it in the enigmatic manner of “One Blind Vice,” Ted Casablanca‘s gold-standard column:
Leggy Artiste commandeers a whole range of roles, French and otherwise, but lately she’s been panting for a change of repertoire. So she asked for (and got) a concert production of one of her warhorse operas. But this time, Leggy would wear the skirt!
The Fach change shouldn’t be such a thorny problem; after all, Leggy is famous for her silvery tones. The remaining cast was hand-picked; Leggy’s pet maestro was hired on. Those in the know were already predicting that this event would set the whole town on fire.
But then La Leggy changed her mind, and the whole project crumbled like a handful of …. shall we say, crackers?