Cher Public

  • Lohenfal: Anti, thanks for the detailed Tosca reviews. It seems that you were able to ignore all the debatable aspects of the production... 12:18 AM
  • la vociaccia: Ignored Cieca’s title, saw “Mascagni 221; and “duet” and am now supremely depressed that it... 11:54 PM
  • lorenzo.venezia: Beware the lethal F shard. 11:34 PM
  • Greg.Freed: Lazy reporting meets lack of absolute pitch, I’m afraid. The press packet noted that it was transposed down, and I... 11:32 PM
  • DerLeiermann: His Bolena is actually really good,haha. 11:23 PM
  • Krunoslav: Did Miss Rankin bring her pet ocelot onstage with her? That was the last Met performance of your favorite conductor! Plus you... 11:13 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Speaking of his upper extension – listen to the note at the end. httpv:// pRAY07k_GE 10:50 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: I’m seeing the same thing at Lyric Opera of Chicago – both in the balcony and the orchestra. In fact, much of... 10:40 PM

Blind bombshell

Though La Cieca hates to put the brakes on anyone’s excitement, the cher public should be aware that a beloved veteran diva is going to be a no-show at the Met Guild luncheon on Friday.

The blind leading the blind

Which usually calm superstar’s running, jumping and standing (not to mention conducting) will have to be put on hold for at least two weeks while he goes under the knife at a Manhattan hospital?

Blind audition

Which erstwhile impresario, who surely heaved a sigh when he no longer was welcome at his previous theater, is about to sign on at the Met in a Director of Productions-type position?


Sight reading

Which American opera diva’s next starring project will be an appearance as Florence Foster Jenkins in a film about that earlier American diva’s life and times?

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And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind

Why would it be crazy for you to believe that recent rumor? Is it because the gentleman in question is already enjoying a happy preview of his next romantic relationship?

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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What’s seen cannot be unseen

Which Met superstar—who’s no stranger to blind items this season—is the first to accede to the Met’s suggestion of a fee reduction of 7% for principal artists in upcoming seasons?

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Blind arrogance

Which rat-faced former elected official—who has been coasting (and profiting) off the one good week he had 14 years ago ever since then—is now about to stick his notoriously art-hating snout into Monday night’s anti-Klinghoffer demonstrations?

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Miss Schaefer, you must forgive me for calling you so late, but I really feel it's my duty

Blind jealousy

Which highly respected opera professional has been making a lot of childish scenes lately (even devising a fake identity on!) in order to sow discord between two ex-clients?

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Blind meaning

A little bird from the meadow tells La Cieca that there will be a significant cast change announced soon for one of the Met’s 2014 productions.

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