Headshot of La Cieca

Cher Public

  • Constantine A. Papas: Krunoslov, The statement comparing the debut in Dallas of Papatanasiu to Callas was not... 4:05 PM
  • Lohengrin: Horrible, nothing works at all……& #8230;…̷ 0;… 3:40 PM
  • Salome Where She Danced: It was Lenny’s one-eyed love dog that was the problem. 3:12 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Danke ich komme um 6 mit dem Rad. Habe meinen Hocker auch dabei der blau ist. 3:06 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: This is really nice: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=pj1H DFwVayE 3:00 PM
  • operaassport: Staging the overture is so 1992. I thought the evening was fairly bland. I adore Figaro but I... 2:52 PM
  • luvtennis: I first came across Ms. Papatanasiou in the Naxos recording of Turco. I thought she was a... 2:46 PM
  • peter: Kruno, or anyone else, have you had any live experiences with Alexia Voulgaridou? She is one of the... 2:35 PM
  • ML: Ich kann nicht um halb 4 anfangen, weil wir von der S-Bahn abhängen. Also schlaf gut! 2:30 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Bin dort um 6 morgens und bleib bis 10. Ich glaube wir fangen so um halb 4 an. Geh jetzt... 2:23 PM

Femmes fatales

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 »

Vital statistics

Now that you know how to obtain same-day tickets to the Met, cher public, all that remains is deciding which operas you intend to see. The traditional parterre poll follows the jump. Read more »

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 »

breaking_met

It’s today!

La Cieca’s spy informs her that the Met will announce its 2014-2015 “Wednesday evening.” Watch parterre.com starting at 4:00 pm tomorrow for up-to-the-minute coverage.

Read more »

hedda

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.

Read more »

netrebko_lady

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.

Read more »

pretty_yende

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.

Read more »

captain_future

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.

Read more »

missing_vehicle

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.

Read more »

saucy

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.

Read more »