It’s official! You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there. Most popular among the cher public were Macbeth, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Death of Klinghoffer, Die Meistersinger and Le nozze di Figaro. Complete results after the jump. Read more »
Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin (not pictured) celebrates this evening’s beginning of the season at the Met with an opening night from the past: a 1967 performance of La traviata. Read more »
As the New York season starts, cher public, here is your refuge where you may discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.
In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings.
The very busy Met press office announces: “The Metropolitan Opera announces cast changes for this season’s performances of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Verdi’s Aida, and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.”
“The sensation is that you are actually right there in the studio with Callas herself.”
Music Director James Levine (pictured, left) is obviously feeling well enough that he can get back to favorite pastime, i.e., making sure nobody else has a success except him.