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Le tout New York

Now that everyone (who is everyone) is here, cher public, proceed with the off-topic and general interest discussion!

News has a kind of mystery

It’s that time of the year when the Met does its season announcement, cher public, and, as in recent years, this time around the exact date and time of the information release seems to be a carefully guarded secret. (Surely, La Cieca thinks, the Met would do well to get the word out as soon as possible after the LOC announcement, if only to seem all the more exciting by contrast.) Anyway, while waiting impatiently, your doyenne would like to encourage a little active (as opposed to idle) speculation. Read more »

Singular sensation

“If Mozart had only had the sense to write Don Giovanni in a… single-performer format, last Wednesday’s revival at the Met would have been one for the ages.” [New York Observer]

Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Keenlyside

Non son io, mio Carlo

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.

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Poster Near

Post no double bills

A sharp-eyed parterrian reports a poster of some sort (perhaps protesting Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev?) has somehow been affixed to the wall of the Met lobby at balcony level during tonight’s performance of Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle.

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Renee Overjoyed

The art of ‘Bel Canto’

La Cieca is sure that you will be as thrilled as Creative Consultant Renée Fleming over the 2015-2016 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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anna_gioconda

In questi fieri momenti

The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda.

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Dovima

Dovima sono

Even supermodels take a break from enjoying the opera now and again to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Crabbe

Crabbecake

Born on this day in 1908 American swimmer and actor Buster Crabbe.

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Aida

Our long Gulf Coast nightmare is over

Aida to help bring an end to Sarasota Opera’s Verdi Cycle”

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