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  • marshiemarkII: Bill I really have to agree with you wholeheartedly on this one. I saw Connell at Carnegie... 1:10 PM
  • vilbastarda: Boston is becoming more and more an “opera city”. Recently had very strong, and... 1:09 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Bill, none other than at the 1979 Salzburg Festival, with Herr Professor Doktor Karl Bohm on... 1:06 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes parpi, so glad you agree! you know I was astonished how huge the Grigolo voice really is.... 1:03 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – when I saw Connell sing Lady Macbeth at the Met I did not find her thrilling at... 12:56 PM
  • armerjacquino: The performances I saw from Connell were anything but bland. She was a wonderfully... 12:51 PM
  • armerjacquino: Amara’s Ariadne from Glyndebourne in the 50s is really lovely, although the performance... 12:50 PM
  • parpignol: yes, last night was great; from the very beginning with “nous irons a Paris” Damrau... 12:48 PM
  • Bill: Marschie – at least I have never seen or heard Behrens singing the role of Ariadne though I have... 12:45 PM
  • kashania: Marshie: I’m glad to see that you’ve decided to drop the hyperbole. ;) 12:41 PM

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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