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  • actfive: That is some pretty fabulous singing, esp Abigaille and Lady M. 5:49 PM
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  • pirelli: It’s interesting listening to the clips of Kelli/Renee and Kurt/Renee in particular. In both... 5:24 PM
  • uwsinnyc: I have to say she sounded *marginally* better when she did them a couple years ago. Or may be it... 5:18 PM
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Tops in flops

On this day in 1967, the musical Henry, Sweet Henry opened at the Palace Theater. Read more »

Anger’s aweigh

It was a night a-tingle with excitement at the Metropolitan Opera House. At least part of this lay in never knowing when vocal protests might explode (verbally) somewhere in the auditorium.

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Le veau d’or

On this day in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.

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Erraught Insect Comedy

Bee movie

La Cieca is gradually coming to the conclusion that Tara Erraught (pictured) has built her dressing room over an Indian burial mound.

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Klinghoffer 1991

Hearing Klinghoffer

Since the Met’s production of The Death of Klinghoffer, opening tonight, will apparently not be broadcast in any form, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has graciously provided, in streaming form, a recording from the world premiere of the work in 1991 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie.

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Louisiana

Low, low prices

On this day in 1803 the United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

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Austen

Does anyone still wear a mobcap?

La Cieca trust that you, the cher public, will don your finest festoonery for this week’s discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Grotto

The Greeks had a word for it

On this day in 1845, Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser premiered in Dresden.

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Dr Jekyll

Precode

On this day in 1902 American actress Miriam Hopkins was born.

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blind-mouse

Blind arrogance

Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting (and profiting) off the one good week he had 14 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night’s anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?

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