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  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Thanks a lot, littoraldrift. That’s Hannu Lintu, until recently principal guest conductor of the RTÉ NSO... 11:36 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Just an anecdote but when I visted Cirque du Soleil’s HQ in Montreal I was surprised to find everything from headgear to... 11:30 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I prefer the “sad” ending to the “tragic̶ 1; one that Mrs Domingo revived for WA Opera.... 11:14 AM
  • norma54: Off topic… but can anyone tell us when the MET is scheduled to release next year’s season …. and HD Schedule?... 11:05 AM
  • Loge: By the way, Cold Mountain is a real place in North Carolina. Near Brevard. 10:50 AM
  • Loge: I saw this in Santa Fe and I agree with this review. Great libretto, great singers, good staging, but the singers don’t... 10:49 AM
  • Gualtier M: Will, I also think if you think of the story as an analogue to Colette’s “Chéri” ; and not “La Dame... 10:19 AM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Karita is great as long as she stays away from Puccini. Her Salome was the greatest I’ve ever seen. A high... 10:18 AM

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!


  • 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.