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  • Camille: Oops—the “errant erre” You stuffed yourself with pastRies, that is, and certainly not... 3:54 PM
  • Camille: Bien sûr, Monsieur œdipe!——— — as it gives us an opportunity to see Vittorio skinned down to his... 3:50 PM
  • peter: No. 1 is Rita Hunter and no. 8 is Eileen Farrell. 3:48 PM
  • la vociaccia: Yes she is Camille, I’m very keen to hear that (should the lockout not prevent the... 3:47 PM
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  • Milady DeWinter: Oh well, anything French besides Carmen is always chancy at the box office, but I disagree... 3:29 PM
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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.

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

all_about_annaSo 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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