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  • PCally: mrsjohnclaggart, I have seen both this and her broadcast from Baden Baden, where this met production originally premiered.... 11:22 PM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: @coloraturafan – enthusiastic + 1, having seen MS three times this season and having been transported by multiple... 10:56 PM
  • zinka: I must sincerely apologize to La Cieca, who used to be crazy about me, for lowering myself when I answer someone like this. Not... 10:48 PM
  • atomicwings: You have to wonder what the geniuses at the Philadelphia Orchestra were thinking when they hired him. 10:36 PM
  • Batty Masetto: He was pretty unsure of himself in Act I but seems to have settled in now. 10:35 PM
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  • messa di voce: I hear nothing that indicates that Alagna doesn’t know the role. 10:32 PM
  • marcello52: I understand the need regarding the economics of it all. Folks might want a refund with a random on stage but surely there... 10:30 PM

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Your dithery doyenne sometimes gets so bogged down in local drama such as the continuing story that is NYCO that she overlooks the occasional outlying scandale. Such is the case with what she will henceforth call The Mishegas in Milwaukee. 

This brouhaha over the direction of the Skylight Opera has (per La Cieca’s informant) escalated into “rescinding contracts of singers who made disparaging comments about Skylight on Facebook… and over 20 artists contracted for the upcoming 50th season withdrawing from performances.”

To get up to speed on this whole fiasco, La Cieca suggests you spend some time poring over tuesdays, an arts blog by the apparently indefatigable “actor, director, composer, playwright, t-shirt salesperson, former telemarketer… wedding band singer, and kimball organ demonstrator in the local shopping mall (at eight years old)” Tony Clements.

2 comments

  • LeperEllo says:

    I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout this Mishegas, but I did see a production of The Student Prince there many, many years ago (and I ain’t sayin’ how many). It was a really good show.

  • Sanford says:

    Well. I think it’s amazing to see such a huge show of support from artists. What a thrilling show of selflessness.