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Spring wind-up

Posted in met, nyco, oony, poll on January 2, 2008 by lacieca

Another poll, this time asking which events are the absolute must-sees here in New York this spring. Please note that on this poll you can choose more than one “must-see,” which is a good thing, because everything looks most tempting!

Vox populi

Posted in apocryphal opera anecdote theater of the air, podcast, poll, scotto on December 20, 2007 by lacieca

You, the cher public, have spoken. By a firm plurality of 31%, you have selected Renata Scotto‘s Lady Macbeth as the “encore” to her Adriana Lecouvreur on the current episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera. Of the 238 ballots cast, the Scottish dame garnered 74 votes. Runners-up were Norma (50 votes) and Elisabetta in Don Carlo (47 votes). La Gioconda and Amelia in Ballo brought up the rear with 31 votes each.

Also featured on our current podcast: Apocryphal Opera Anecdote Theatre of the Air presents the heart-warming holiday-themed drama “La Cieca’s Christmas Carol,” with special “ghost” appearances by your favorites Tullio Serafin and Olga Cratchitt.

You, the programmer

Posted in podcast, poll, scotto on December 18, 2007 by lacieca

La Cieca has once more been remiss in her podcasting, so she’s turning to you, cher public, for a little help. Thursday night La Cieca will publish the (overdue) podcast featuring the final act of Adriana Lecouvreur starring the ineffable Renata Scotto. As usual, there will be room for 20-25 minutes of additional music after the act. So La Cieca is asking you, my darlings, to help her choose the bonus material.

Photo finish at Lincoln Center

Posted in met, nyco, poll on September 8, 2007 by lacieca

The results of the “Must See” poll are in, and La Cieca is declaring it too close to call and therefore a tie: Vanessa at the New York City Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met are now officially the hottest tickets of the fall 2007 season. The complete results of the utterly unscientific poll:

Which opera event in New York this fall is the most promising?
Vanessa (NYCO) 24% 214
Lucia di Lammermoor (Met) 24% 213
Agrippina revival (NYCO) 12% 107
Iphigenie en Tauride (Met) 12% 106
Macbeth (Met) 9% 82
I due Foscari (OONY) 6% 51
Margaret Garner (NYCO) 4% 37
Romeo et Juliette revival (Met) 4% 32
Madama Butterfly revival (Met) 3% 28
L’oracolo/L’incantesimo (Teatro Grattacielo) 2% 15
total votes: 885

What’s your "Must See"?

Posted in poll on September 8, 2007 by lacieca

Voting is now closed on this poll. The results may surprise you!

Dutch treat

Posted in cher public, podcast, poll on July 28, 2007 by lacieca

To wind up this summer’s Wagner festival on Unnatural Acts of Opera, La Cieca plans to play the composer’s first “canonical” opera, Der Fliegende Hollander. But which live performance, she wonders. That’s where you come in, cher public. La Cieca lists below a selection of exciting live Hollanders, and you get to vote on which you would most like to hear. Voting will be open until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at which time La Cieca will declare a winner and proceed to post the performance.

UPDATE: Voting is now closed, and the winner is the 1955 Knappertsbusch performance from Bayreuth. Here is the final tally:

Be sure to listen in to this special “democratic” edition of Unnatural Acts of Opera.