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The advent of the Nézet-Séguin era: announcing the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-2019 season

Accelerating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018–19 season, it was announced today. By freeing up some guest conducting weeks in his busy calendar in both the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons, Nézet-Séguin will now be able to conduct three operas and two Met Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall in each of those seasons, instead of the two operas per season originally scheduled.  Read more »

Princess Bride

Alluring Anna Netrebko sings an aria from Tsarskaya nevesta two nights ago. Read more »

Judges for yourself

With the Met’s announcement of the 2018-2019 season approximately a week away, La Cieca thought we should review the always oracular and generally accurate Future Met Wiki, where “opera enthusiasts share their (very) educated guesses about repertory and casting for future seasons of the Metropolitan Opera.”  Read more »

Apathy greets announcement of Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season

An authentically reactionary revival of Franco Zeffirelli‘s sacred production of Puccini’s Tosca is the highlight of the Met’s 2017-2018 season, staged by Sir David McVicar.

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You’ve got to taste all the fruit

The current iteration of that altogether necessary resource the Met Future Wiki currently lists a repertoire of 32(!) programs intended for the Met’s 2017-2018 season, which clearly is absurd.

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Alma costanza

“The Met also said a new production of Bellini’s Norma with Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato will open the 2017-18 season.”

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Coeurs amoureux

La Cieca hears that the Met’s opening night of the 2018-2019 season will be a new production of Samson et Dalila featuring Bryan Hymel and Elina Garanca.

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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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