Archive for the chat Category

Si, parleremo terribile da queste querce antiche

Posted in bel canto, chat, met on November 26, 2007 by lacieca

Don’t forget, cher public: tonight La Cieca hosts a live chat on the topic of the Norma broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, featuring Maria Guleghina‘s first local stab at the Role of Roles. Join La Cieca in the chatroom La Foresta d’Irminsul beginning at 7:15 PM.

Dare we hope tonight’s performance will be as fabulous as this one?


Sediziose voci

Posted in bel canto, chat on November 20, 2007 by lacieca

Now, you really didn’t think La Cieca would let the occasion of Maria Guleghina‘s first Met Norma go unmarked, did you? Oh, please, don’t be ridic, cher public! Surely the ascent of la Guleghina to the summit of bel canto is an experience that must be enjoyed communally. And since La Cieca has no intention of actually being in the theater for this event, she wants to invite you, you and most particulary you to join her for another edition of La Cieca’s Opera Chat. The chat room “La Foresta d’Irminsul” will open at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, November 26 for the 7:30 curtain of Norma as broadcast on Sirius. Please check back on on Monday for a link to “La Foresta d’Irminsul.”


Posted in blog, chat, critic, hunkentenor, sieglinde, stephen costello on September 27, 2007 by lacieca

Stepdaughter Sieglinde summarizes the critical reaction in blog and print to Stephen Costello‘s Met debut. No surprises here for La Cieca, who observed equivalent ecstasy in real time during her Monday night online chat:

The winner and new diva

Posted in 2007, alex ross, broadcast, camp, chat, cher public, dessay, diva, maury d'annato, met, operachic, sieglinde, sirius, stephen costello on September 25, 2007 by lacieca

La Cieca wasn’t “in the house” for the Lucia prima last night like so many of her colleagues; instead she hosted perhaps the most popular of all her online chats thus far. Approximately 120 of you cher public logged in at some point during the night, with 75 or so on average staying for the long haul. Say what you will about Natalie Dessay or even Stephen Costello, there was really only one genuine “star is born” moment last night, and here, as dear Mathilde Marchesi would say, is “la nouvelle Melba” —

Our nomination for Camp Diva of the 2007-2008 Season: Miss Blythe Danner!

Another Opening, Another Chat!

Posted in 2007, chat, dessay, met, sirius on September 24, 2007 by lacieca

Thanks for joining La Cieca for the first online chat of the 2007-2008 season. If you enjoyed the chat, please visit the Amazon Honor System to help support

Something to chat about

Posted in 2007, bel canto, broadcast, chat, cher public, dessay, information wants to be free, met, sirius on September 24, 2007 by lacieca

La Cieca’s chat returns Monday night to welcome in the new Met season. Topic of discussion: the evening’s prima of the new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, as broadcast on SIRIUS Internet Radio. Please check back on this site after 5:00 pm Monday for a link to the room, which will open at 6:15 pm for the 6:30 start of the opening night performance.

Note that any of you who do not have a current subscription to Sirius can get a trial 3-day pass in time for the Opening Night chat. The event is also broadcast on RealNetworks.

Are any of you cher public attending this Lucia at one of the outdoor simulcasts? If you are, why not bring a laptop along and chat along with the rest of us? It’s easy, now that the Lincoln Center plaza has WiFi!


Posted in chat, met, telecast on June 14, 2007 by lacieca

La Cieca is delighted to announce the return of the online opera chat, this Thursday June 14 on the subject of Il trittico, as telecast on Channel 13 here in New York. The chat room will open at 7:45 for the 8:00 beginning of the telecast.