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Cher Public

  • "98rsd – I would sit through “something as stultifyingly dull as..." - Mario C
  • "Wish I had time to get down to Toulouse for that." - NPW-Paris
  • "I am always interested in different repertory. Just now on stage: Krol Roger in..." - redbear
  • "Droge Musik sollte reichen!!!!!!!!!! Music as a drug should be enough!!!!" - Lohengrin
  • "Re baseball, I bet you’ve never been to the zenith of baseball experience: a..." - redbear
  • "http://www.sueddeu tsche.de/muenchen/ kriminalitaet-mita rbeiter-handeln..." - Feldmarschallin
  • "Germans produce a lot more contemporary opera than the MET does. Conservative..." - m. croche
  • "that was beautiful; thanks for sharing that touching performance by Mr...." - antikitschychick

Beltway outsiders

Yes, it’s that time of year again, cher public. Which artists will win the treasure of a 2015 parterre box “Pubie” Award? Just follow the trail after the jump for your chance to vote! Read more »

Where in the World Is Montserrat Caballé?

The legendary diva failed to show up in court this morning for settlement of her tax fraud case. She dismissed her lawyers two days ago and nobody seems to know where she is. [El País]

The bough friend

The Deutsche Opera an Rhein production of Handel’s Xerxes (which is shared with the Berlin Komische Oper), though I saw it three nights ago, has taken a while to settle down in my brain. That’s not because the Stefan Herheim production is particularly abstruse but rather, on the contrary, because at least at first viewing it seemed relatively straightforward. On the night, I was a little disappointed because I expected something more challenging. Read more »

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(Mighty real)

A problem with scheduling an opera-intensive trip is that you don’t always hear and see the shows in optimum order.

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Bum’s rush

Our Own JJ reviews Orlando and Early Shaker Spirituals in the Observer.

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The blue dream

It will come to no surprise to followers of the direction of Stefan Herheim (or to readers of La Cieca’s gushing fangirl appreciations of his work) that his Stuttgart production of Der Rosenkavalier was as “delightfully busy” as we have come to expect.

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Love vs. politics, plus poison

The first stop on The Cieca and Dawn Regietournee 2015 is the Stuttgart Opera.

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Sponsor

Synergy

Some things just naturally go together, like parterre box and our beloved advertisers.

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Deadline

Bühne nights

Your doyenne and her faithful confidante Dawn Fatale are off later this week for a safari, seeking the wild Regie in its natural habitat.

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Living on Love

Losing their shirts

If you’ve been putting off seeing Renée Fleming in Living on Love, you’d better get a move on. The show posted its closing notice today and the final performance will be Sunday May 3.

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