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  • Pia Ngere-Liu: My aunt was once walking out of a performance of Der Rosenkavalier when she overheard one elderly lady telling her friend:... 12:44 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The links for the astonishing new Covent Garden LUCIA are on the Russian site. Lucia and Edgardo are having... 12:36 AM
  • Poison Ivy: The Decker Traviata stage is raked. The first year Marina Poplavskaya walked the raked stage without stockings and in 5 inch... 11:43 PM
  • pirelli: That stage didn’t need to be raked, it needed to be bulldozed. 10:19 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: For the ultimate in multipurpose use of a raked stage, how about the slalom races on The Machine in the Lepage Ring? 10:14 PM
  • pirelli: “Should [Levine] have read something into the the on-stage projections of the Chereau production? Klytemnestra would... 10:13 PM
  • pirelli: But in the case of Satyagraha, the titles were sporadic – just hints of some of the text, not a complete set of titles as... 10:05 PM
  • Satisfied: House of the Dead, Lulu. 9:58 PM

Dark of the moon

No NormaUpdate: Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from the Met’s Norma scheduled for opening night 2017, her publicist and the Met’s press office have confirmed to La Cieca. Read more »

So near and yet so far

Anna YusifFor those homebody members of the cher public who don’t frequent such venues as Nagoya, Seoul, Taipei or Santa Monica, here’s an extended clip of what the recent concert tour by Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov sounded like. Read more »

Winter afternoon’s dream

Netrebko in recitalStandard fare threatened to dominate the final weekend of February at the Met: a routinely-cast revival of Cav & Pag plus two recent productions by the house’s favorite Eyre-head. But then there were also two extraordinary opportunities to indulge in divadienst of the “An(n)a-in-excelsis” genus—Saturday offered another chance, announced only 24 hours earlier, to sample Ana Maria Martinez’s unexpected Butterfly, then Sunday afternoon brought Anna Netrebko’s exceptional, sold-out sui generis all-Russian recital.  Read more »

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Divas, they’re just like us

Just when La Cieca thought it was impossible to adore Anna Netrebko more, she has run across this photo on Facebook.

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Anna Netrebko

Of what I dream in the quiet afternoon

Anna Netrebko‘s sold-out recital at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday afternoon will be broadcast on SiriusXM Met Opera Radio, channel 74.

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Anna Baden Baden

What Elsa?

“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen…”

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Anna Wedding

Klyatvy byli skazany

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Yusif Eyvazov, who were married in Vienna just now.

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Turandot Netrebko

Ice ice baby

Now, understand, this is the snippiest of snippets, but it is indeed the first hint of Anna Netrebko‘s Turandot!

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We have voices now.

Out here in the dark

This is the tenth season of the Met’s HD broadcasts, not that I would know it.

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Trovatore

Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

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