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  • la vociaccia: Is Kathleen Kim still happening right now though? She’s not, to my knowledge, doing... 11:32 PM
  • laddie: No twirling? 11:31 PM
  • laddie: That is the passion of… 11:31 PM
  • steveac10: So you want us to believe the Met is out of cash and can’t meet payroll despite the fact... 11:20 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I would miss Iolanta. I probably would not have liked Klinghoffer much, but I had intended... 11:02 PM
  • Satisfied: Got to add to my own list of operas I would miss seeing this season: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.... 10:54 PM
  • musesick man: Everyone is very quick to blame Peter Gelb for everything that is going on, for having gotten... 10:50 PM
  • Satisfied: Dare we play a little nihilistic game? I propose: “what we will miss most following... 10:46 PM
  • steveac10: So why, in Jonathan Fiend’s orderly little mind is Rachele Gilmore a cover artist and the... 10:20 PM
  • warmke: Why is it neccesary to find a vision in the United States? Isn’t the idea that that the... 10:06 PM

Metropolitan Opera 2014-2015

“Met Music Director James Levine, back to full strength, will resume his typical schedule of six operas in the 2014-15 season.” Here we go, cher public, details of the Met’s (to be perfectly frank) not particularly spectacular mid-decade season. Read more »

It’s today!

La Cieca’s spy informs her that the Met will make its 2014-2015 season announcement at 6:00 PM today.   “Wednesday evening.”

Don’t bother with a rewrite

La Cieca’s operative deep in the bowels of the Josie Robertson Plaza has just informed her that the announcement of the Met’s 2014-2015 season is now less than two weeks away. That’s barely enough time for you, the cher public (pictured), to put your investigatory and journalistic skills to the test! Read more »

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But screw your courage to the sticking-place

La Cieca has it on very good authority that the 2014-2015 Met season will include a revival of Verdi’s Macbeth featuring Anna Netrebko.

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Ina moment now

La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017.

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We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb.

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The case of the missing vehicle

La Cieca’s sources tell her that a planned revival of Faust at the Met in the fall of 2014 has been canceled, because who wants to see that ugly thing again, or else the leading lady didn’t feel like singing it, whichever.

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Teen spirit

La Cieca thought it would be amusing to do a bit of speculation about what’s to come as we approach the middle of the decade.

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It is what it is

The above showed up on the Met’s website.

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The Met in 2013-2014, a more copious leak

Following up on last night’s information dump of the (overdue?) Met season announcement for 2013-2014, La Cieca has obtained a somewhat more detailed rundown.

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