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  • Nelly della Vittoria: I was there too. He was good, wasn’t he? Missing that last bit of ardour, maybe, but it was elegantly done. As... 3:17 PM
  • armerjacquino: You know what, bronzino? If you want to live in a world where, say, Kiri te Kanawa is considered a greater artist than,... 3:08 PM
  • phoenix: Have you been listening to her broadcasts from Seattle Opera (Tosca, Nabucco, Maria Stuarda, etc.)? I don’t know about... 3:00 PM
  • Lohenfal: Ciccia, you’re probably right in thinking that this was best in HD. I was at the Met yesterday and had a very mixed... 2:41 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: A few months ago, the American soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams proved that she is a wonderful NORMA. Here’s... 2:34 PM
  • Will: Because Paul Appleby was considered a comer, I was a bit disappointed to find that the only performance I could go to was one in... 2:12 PM
  • oscar: I too am not a big fan of Meier but I went to the HD yesterday and I found her performance overwhelming. I heard her Kundry live... 1:42 PM
  • LT: This dance is quite good. @3:51 httpv://youtu.be/Z C7CeAe_pYA?t=3m51s 1:33 PM

Your funny valentine

Butterfly_ciecaFaithful reader Sadie Salome writes, “Don’t know if you saw last night’s marketing email from the Met promoting their Valentine’s Day e-card website: “This Valentine’s day fall in love at the Met Opera.” Well, I did not like their schmaltzy selection of cards, so I made some of my own from my favorite romantic opera moments.”

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La Cieca challenges the cher public to create their own operatically-themed Valentine’s Day cards, the more offbeat or macabre the better. You can either post a link to your designed card in the comments section or, if that’s a bit complicated for you, simply email your finished card to lacieca@parterre.com. (If you’re emailing your card, please remind La Cieca of your parterre screen name in the body of the email!)

The finest Valentine’s sentiment received by midnight, February 13 will be prominently featured on parterre.com and the designer will receive a grab-bag of recent operatic releases.

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