Cher Public

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 »

doyenne of democracy

The months of speculation in the media are now over: it’s time to name the candidate.

that just slipped out

The accustomed Peter Gelb ballyhoo was not in evidence this morning when the Met very quietly let it be known that the company’s Parks concert series would not take place this summer. According to a rather modest item in today’s New York Times, in lieu of the familiar format of a “tour” of the city’s parks with complete operas in concert, the Met will present a single pops event on June 20 in Prospect Park featuring Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu.

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too darn hot?

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season’s greetings

La Cieca has just exited the season preview for the Met’s 08-09 season (no, she was not thrown out, she left of her own volition) and here’s what’s up.

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season scorecard

Cher public, the Met is expected to unveil the specifics of their 2008-2009 season later today. While we’re waiting for all the luscious and/or gory details, La Cieca thought it might be fun to do a quick recap of the season as is is predicted on Brad Wilber‘s MetManiac site. Brad (who historically is spot-on to the point of clairvoyance in his predictions) surmises that the next season at the Met will feature six new productions: 

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blood wedding

La Cieca hears from several authoritative sources that Diana Damrau will sing the autumn revival of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met, replacing the gravid Anna Netrebko.

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