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  • kashania: The more opera lovers up here, the better! :) 6:12 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Did he say that? Interesting. It may hold a clue to my own reactions to Bellini. 6:06 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Opolais will sing Nov 21, Dec 7 and 10 5:34 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Well you know Bellini once said “Opera, through singing, must make one weep, shudder and die.” So I have an... 5:20 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Netrebko pulling out of 3 of the Manon Lescauts this fall- Opolais taking over as replacement the Met announced today 5:17 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: leosweill. . .and no voice. At this point Mme G is pure (?) camp! 4:50 PM
  • antikitschychick: LOL Grubexit. Mot du jour and wit du jour! And no worries I knew you were joking and I was too. 4:35 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Aww…anti I just got carried away. I saw the offending clip that is causing a fervent wish for a Grubexit̷... 4:07 PM

“What gets me…!”

It is one of the most basic truths of the gay male experience that any life situation imaginable can be summed up with a line from All About Eve. And, as you see from the headline above, that’s how La Cieca (pictured, artist’s conception) is reacting to this utter balderdash about James Levine‘s cancellation of Lulu at the Met.   Read more »

Are you available for dancing in the streets and shouting from the housetops?

La Cieca is looking for a few good part-time reviewers. Details after the jump. Read more »

All about Anna

Yes, yes, La Cieca realizes that parterre has gone “All Anna All the Time,” but, hey, she’s opening the Met season in a company premiere, plus we like her. Anyway, La Netrebko is profiled, covered, revealed, reported, what she eats and when and where, whom she knows and where she was and when and where she’s going—and besides that a teensy moment of tsurris with a corset, all in the Sunday Times cover story by Zachary Woolfe.

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Like she was a play or a book or a set of blueprints

So stop me if you’ve heard this one: a, shall we say, mature diva gets stranded in the snow, and in her place a substitute (carefully hidden, no doubt!) gives a performance! Out of nowhere – gives a performance!  Well, according to Intermezzo, life imitated art (and what better art to imitate than All About Eve?) earlier today, December 30, when a certain, shall we say, less mature diva jumped in for Manhattan-stranded Renée Fleming at the Staatskapelle Dresden’s annual concert on the German TV’s ZDF channel. [Intermezzo]

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Where the elite meet

La Cieca recalls the words of her old, old, old friend Eve Harrington: “In good conscience, I must give credit where credit is due.”  And far be it for La Cieca to begrudge her cher public something so freely given by Little Miss Evil.

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