Archive for the crossover Category

Mad about the boy

Posted in countertenor, crossover, gay gay gay gay gay, youtube on January 24, 2008 by lacieca

Front burner

Posted in camp, crossover, diva, mp3 on January 16, 2008 by lacieca

A legendary Lulu crosses over.

Karita… after hours

Posted in crossover, mattila, youtube on January 11, 2008 by lacieca

Forced to bend her soul to a sordid role

Posted in crossover, diva, nyco, world leaders dancing in underwear on December 28, 2007 by lacieca

Pint-sized Broadway dynamo Kristen Chenoweth will make her fully-staged role debut as Cunegonde in Candide at the English National Opera this summer. The Bernstein/Wilbur, Latouche, Parker, Hellman, Sondheim, Bernstein & Wheeler operetta will be performed in the Robert Carsen production previously seen at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and La Scala, Milan. Performances begin June 23 for a 13-performance run.

According to The Stage, “popular tenor” Toby Spence will take on the title role, with other casting TBA. By an odd coincidence, the ENO are presenting a concert only a few weeks prior to this Candide starring a diva some might consider “dream casting” as The Old Lady. La Cieca supposes we should just dream on!

And will someone please wake La Cieca when the New York City Opera gets around to announcing the casting for their revival of the creaky Harold Prince staging of Candide?

Trouser role, or is it?

Posted in crossover on November 21, 2007 by lacieca

Stephanie Blythe and Julia Sweeney offer twice the gender confusion.

Paris tout en fête

Posted in crossover, twaddle on October 15, 2007 by lacieca

Missed the Met’s cattlecall for War and Peace supers? Don’t worry! All the really cool kids are going to Toronto to be extras in the opera house sequence of Repo! The Genetic Opera, lensing this week.

According to the myspace site of director Darren Lynn Bousman (auteur of Saw II), the production is looking for “200 people to volunteer each day as opera patrons on: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 and THURSDAY OCTOBER 18. It is an opportunity to see an amazing cast of renowned artists perform on stage during the making of a feature film …. We’re looking for men and women between the ages of 25 and 75, and the wardrobe requirements are tuxedos/black suits for men and formal attire for women.”

Bousman promises no pay for the two days’ work, but participants are promised glimpses of such “renowned artists” as Paris Hilton, Sarah Brightman and Paul Sorvino, who are featured in the opera house scenes.

Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be countertenors

Posted in camp, countertenor, crossover, drag, festoonery, gay gay gay gay gay, no gay friends, this diva looks like that diva, youtube on October 12, 2007 by lacieca