Cher Public

  • Poison Ivy: I actually love La Rondine. The first time I saw it was at NYCO. I cried my eyes out. That’s been my response every time... 7:11 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Such wonderful insight, as always from Mr. I. I was struck by this: “She might have had more success attempting a... 6:18 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Not surprised. It isn’t exactly a mouth-watering cast. How was Rodriguez’s Di Luna? I’m impressed with his... 6:11 PM
  • irontongue: Interesting, Beczala sounded great in Lucia in SF this past fall. 6:09 PM
  • irontongue: JEEZ WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. Swenson. I meant Swenson. 6:08 PM
  • irontongue: You had me there for a second – it was indeed Fleming, and I’m with you on best Traviata I’ve ever seen. 6:08 PM
  • Don_Dano: I think people should keep an open mind about Patricia Racette singing Salome in Los Angeles. She sang it with Opera San Antonio... 6:06 PM
  • manou: Nooooooo! I am going on Monday. Do hope she is better. I have seen Hui He’s Leonora in Orange, and she is pretty good, but I... 5:58 PM

Ouvre tes yeux bleus

Which soprano/tenor team won’t have to hunt very hard for a triumph on December 31. 2016, when the Met reunites them for a new production of Roméo et Juliette?

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-fury

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?

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FFJ

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 parterre.com!) in order to sow discord between two ex-clients?

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