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  • phoenix: I disagree with you, steveac10. - Why don’t you start up a daily Death Day (Todestag)... 9:21 AM
  • phoenix: Thanks Yohalem, always generous with detail. 9:17 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Pity that these effects, including the opening curtain reflecting the audience, were not... 9:00 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Apart from Coote. Although I disagree with him that it’s a question of repertoire... 8:46 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Well no, not all round, just 2 dodgy cast members out of 7, and 1 exceptionally good... 8:45 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Lady Christiansen just LURVED Xerxes … http://www.telegra ph.co.uk/cultur... 8:40 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: I love this production – but I’ll stick to the dvd with Ann Murray.... 8:31 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Saw the first night of Xerxes at English National Opera last night – Alice Coote was... 7:42 AM
  • Rackon: Uhhh….no.Jus t…no. 7:29 AM
  • SF Guy: “She plays Medea later this week.” 5:07 AM

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 »

Zurück vom “Ring!”

Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before? [New York Times]

Plank your lucky stars

You Wagnerians out there (and you know who you are!) who are so busily either enjoying this season’s Ring cycle (or, perhaps, not so much) maybe be fascinated and/or appalled to hear that the next scheduled appearance of the Met’s production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be. What we know, after the jump. Read more »

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Geherheimnishehr hallt mir dein Wort

It’s not a sure thing, only a “maybe,” but it’s the most exciting Regie news La Cieca has heard all season.

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Put a Ring on

La Cieca (not pictured) was just leaked the information that the next planned revival of the Met’s Ring production (after next season) will be in the spring of 2017, i.e., about five years from now. That’s handy, because five years is the approximate lead time of casting big projects like these; the current crop of Wagnerians treading the Machine were selected circa 2007. A challenge for you, after the jump.

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