Cher Public

Cher public dell’abisso affrettati!

ulricaLa Cieca (not pictured) invites you, her group mind, to help her sort out the following conundrum.

Our situation thus far at the Met revival of Traviata — as it has been passed along to La Cieca bit by rumored bit –goes something like this:

  • Leonard Slatkin showed up for rehearsals not, let us say, entirely conversant with the score;
  • Which mightily pissed off Angela Gheorghiu (Violetta) and Thomas Hampson (Germont);
  • Who, whatever you may think about one or the other of them, do know their Traviata pretty well, and are not known for reticence in expressing their opinions;
  • And whereas, at Wednesday’s rehearsal of the Verdi, La Gheorghiu was not anywhere to be seen;
  • And so Hye-Kyung Hong sang the rehearsal;
  • And, furthermore, so a source near the Met tells La Cieca, Gheorghiu has protested Slatkin.

So, cher public, La Cieca asks what will happen Monday night?  (Please note that you may enter more than one answer!)