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  • Ilka Saro: I remember watching Westbroek a few years ago as Sieglinde. During the whole long duet at the end... 6:53 AM
  • Buster: Frankfurt 15-6 looks great: http://www.oper-fr ankfurt.de/de/page 1019.cfm 5:13 AM
  • Krunoslav: For that matter, Richard Tucker himself was hardly an artist of the consequence of Edgar Evans or... 12:32 AM
  • Krunoslav: “the excellent Marjorie Owens, soon to be Norma at ENO” Owens did well at the Met as... 12:24 AM
  • Bill: PCally – Benackova was truly radiant as Elisabeth and I saw Jones do it several times in Vienna... 12:20 AM
  • Satisfied: My favorite line: Knowing that Ms. Damrau was sick, Dr. Cho expected she would not kiss her... 10:45 PM
  • PCally: Unfortunately I’ve never seen any of those ladies live but Jones and Studer (I can’t... 9:25 PM
  • Poison Ivy: One thing EMW does have that will work in her favor is a naturally sympathetic, warm stage... 9:07 PM
  • Bill: Westbroek may have the prerequisite volume for Elisabeth, but the persistent wobble absolutely turns me... 8:52 PM
  • PCally: I think Elisabeth is actually the right way for her to go. It’s not a very loud role and sits... 8:04 PM

Don’t bother with a rewrite

La Cieca’s operative deep in the bowels of the Josie Robertson Plaza has just informed her that the announcement of the Met’s 2014-2015 season is now less than two weeks away. That’s barely enough time for you, the cher public (pictured), to put your investigatory and journalistic skills to the test!

Your mission, cher hivemind, is to cast your eye over the most recently updated predictions of next season and then to determine which how the rumored repertoire and/or casting choices strike you: what looks interesting, what seems likely to happen, what seems unlikely, and best of all, what seems inevitable but ghastly. It’s up to you, my darlings, to scoop the Met’s press department. La Cieca is confident you can do it!

275 comments

  • La Valkyrietta says:

    The NYT review of the debut of Renata as Desdemona started, I think, with the phrase, “Last night history was made at the Metropolitan Opera House…”

    Shakespeare wrote the story, Verdi the music, and Renata brought to us the spirit. Happy birthday, La Sublima.

  • alejandro says:

    What happened to Oropesa in Rake’s Progress? I have been fast becoming a big Oropesa fanboy and I am sad to see she’s not rumored to be in anything next year. She and Blythe were my favorite performers in Falstaff . . . I do hope she shows up in something next season.