Cher Public

Chained melody

LohengrinLa Cieca’s spies in Dresden (oh, they are legion!) report that there were HD cameras aplenty in the Semperoper at Wednesday night’s performance of Lohengrin, i.e., the one after the free “plazacast” last Sunday. This fact strongly indicates some kind of commercial release of the video, whether on a streaming service such as ARTE or else on disc for DGG (a label at which Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala and Christian Thielemann all have contracts, conveniently enough!)

Have you seen the proconsul?

Calleja NetrebkoLa Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017. The pair will be reprising roles they introduced at that Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in September 2016. (Photo: Ken Howard)

Two and only

Madama Butterfly

Anna Netrebko and Latonia Moore (pictured) rekindle “The Grand Opera Buzz” in Our Own JJ in an exclusive online review in the Observer. (Photo: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera)

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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Il core vi dono

With February 14th falling on a Sunday, there will be no Valentine’s Day Met performance this year.

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Ah, cruel! La bronchite s’accompagne d’une toux profonde!

“Madame Anna Netrebko, souffrant d’une bronchite aiguë, ne sera pas en mesure d’assurer le rôle de Leonora pour la représentation du spectacle Il Trovatore ce jeudi 11 février.

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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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Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra!

La Cieca’s familiar spirits have been turning their generally steely eyes to the Future Met Wiki, attempting in vain to make sense of impending repertoire and casting at Casa Gelb.

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Giovanna in the dark

From La Scala, starting at 11:00 AM ET, a “Backstage Live” view of the opening night performance of Giovanna d’Arco.

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Perchè tarda la luna?

Anna Netrebko‘s current concert tour is scheduled at some point to include her first public performance of “In questa reggia” from Turandot, but it hasn’t happened so far.

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