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  • manou: Meanwhile, in a small island far far away… http://www.theguar dian.com/music/201 5/jun/30/william-t ell-nudity-and-... 4:07 AM
  • Henry Holland: Re: Pelleas productions, here’s a photo of the Peter Sellars “Malibu Beach house” production that I saw... 4:03 AM
  • overstimmelated: Thanks! I see that one of last year’s contributors actually had all the same names and in the same order. This quiz... 3:47 AM
  • Krunoslav: So when will the Reichstag burn? 3:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: After the GP last Thursday there were already many tickets being sold for the Premiere and following performances. I saw... 3:11 AM
  • m. croche: Amidst all the gossip and speculation about podiums in Berlin, Bayreuth, and Munich, we seem to have lost sight of the really... 2:52 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Herlitzius was in Bayreuth yesterday rehearsing already. 2:21 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: No that cannot be said. Very, very few people left and this was after all the Festspieleröffnung even if many thought... 2:17 AM

Me Two

La Cieca (not pictured) hears that director Daniel Moshel and the team that created the celebrated online sensation MeTube have launched a new project, and they need your help.   Read more »

Good will hunting

The New York City Opera saga apparently wasn’t quite dramatic enough, so now there’s a new plot twist thrown into the mix. The company (when, as and if) is in line for a bequest from the estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce, who shuffled off his mortal coil at what was for NYCO a very inconvenient time, smack in the middle of the great fundraising fiasco of fall 2013. Read more »

Dead nacred

La Cieca (not pictured) surrenders, cher public: she can no longer bear the burden of opposing ignorant, hysterical pearl-clutching on the internet. The clutchers have won. Read more »

Rinat

Dearly beloved

Mezzo Rinat Shaham takes a short break from being the world’s busiest Carmen and rehearsing for the theatrical concert “The Sorrows of Young Werther” to dish with your doyenne.

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Toffee Nose

I have seen the future and it is posh

The visionary Rupert Christiansen peers into the mists of the not-yet and apprehends the perfection of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk.

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Lucine

“Now where did I put that tiara?”

Setting, or surely approaching, some sort of record for sheer breadth of career (70 years!), Lucine Amara returns to the New York stage this summer as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in La Fille du Régiment.

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sleeping

While I was sleeping

If La Cieca’s life were a romantic comedy, then your doyenne would surely be 1990s era Sandra Bullock, you know, the heroine, right?

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Up to speed

“New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans.”

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Cecilia Pretty

A committee should be organized

On this day in 2015 it was announced that Cecilia Bartoli would sing the role of Maria in West Side Story at the 2016 Salzburg Pfingstfestspiele, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, no less!

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Cieca Gaga

My day at the polls has come to an end, I know

The results are in for the 2015 Pubie Awards, cher public, and may La Cieca just say that you could knocked her over with featheras some of the results!

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