It’s confirmed! A spokesperson for Anna Netrebko has just informed La Cieca that “Anna is scheduled to do Lady Macbeth in Munich in a future season.” Working without the spokesperson’s guidance, your doyenne is guessing that this new role will debut circa 2016-17, around the time of her first Norma.
La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »
La Cieca has been sniffing around her generally reliable (and fragrant) sources, and she thinks she has pieced together a list of the dozen operas to be featured in the 2013-2014 season of “The Met: Live in HD.” Details are, naturally, after the jump. Read more »
In a rare last-minute change of program, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore.
But the part she seems most excited about is Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s treatment of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.
“Upon my word,” exclaims La Cieca (pictured at right, in the background), “I could almost swear I see a few empty seats on the other side of theater for the Met’s opening night performance of L’elisir d’amore!”
“Considering one of the season’s star singers is a plus-size female impersonator, opera this fall is anything but a drag.”