Archive for the youtube Category

Joyce DiDonato in Maria Stuarda

Posted in 2012, bel canto, diva, met, youtube on January 31, 2008 by lacieca

La DiDonato is joined here by Gabriele Fontana and Eric Cutler in this 2005 video.

Singing, actress

Posted in diva, quiz, youtube on January 30, 2008 by lacieca

For those of you who were stumped by Lady Number Six, here’s the mysterious dame herself, Galina Vishnevskaya, in a more accustomed version of Lady Macbeth, the 1966 film by Mikhail Shapiro of Katerina Izmailova.

The great diva returned to the screen only last year in Alexandra (directed by Alexander Sokurov), playing an elderly woman who makes the trek to Chechnya to visit her grandson, who has been stationed there as a soldier for seven years.

When Ladies Meet

Posted in contest, mp3, quiz, verdi, youtube on January 30, 2008 by lacieca

And now, the solution to the “Sleepwalking Scene” quiz.

Ferocious!

Posted in bel canto, diva, youtube on January 29, 2008 by lacieca

The unusual and undreamed-of videos just keep popping up on YouTube. Here’s a scene from Norma with Elinor Ross and Mario del Monaco!

A Star is Reborn

Posted in gay, podcast, youtube on January 28, 2008 by lacieca


That superstar of the podosphere, Miss Frances Gumm, is back after six months of laying fallow. Or is La Cieca thinking of Frank Sinatra? Anyway, one of our absolute favorite online destinations, JudyCast, has returned with its distinctive mélange of entertainment gossip and otherworldy warbling as gaily subversive as ever. (No explanation is given for the hiatus, but La Cieca suspects that the recent TCM screening of the bizarre 1968 flick Skiddoo dislodged whatever was creatively blocking Carol Channing and the other JudyCast partipants.)

Gaîté Ancienne

Posted in gai gai gai gai gai, youtube on January 27, 2008 by lacieca


La fée Manto (Francois Piolino) turns up the heat on old coot Anselme (René Schirrer) in this scene from Rameau’s Les Paladins.

Mad about the boy

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