Cher Public

It’s the new zoophilia revue

Which opera house’s notoriously conservative backers would be shocked to hear the company is currently holding auditions for supers to perform simulated acts of bestiality?

Ha vuote le occhiaie – ma pure (e chi il crede?!)

As so often in the past, cher public, “La Cieca ci guarda – la Cieca ci vede!” Today, the New York Times offers the strongest suggestion yet that Cecilia Bartoli will bring her Norma to New York. You will no doubt recall that this event was first foreseen here in a blind item, and then reported last week.

Light the lights

Which operatic heartthrob—who’s loved everywhere on earth, in fact—plans to make a surprise return to the Met to sing in next weekend’s 50th anniversary gala?

When I have sung my songs to you I’ll sing no more

Which octogenarian fixture of the operatic world is preparing to make a farewell of sorts, perhaps as soon as late summer of this year?

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Chakra can

Which diva has blamed her chronic tardiness at rehearsals on a bad case of misaligned throat chakra?

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Taking stock of what I have and what I haven’t

Which two divine opera productions will make New York fans feel like they’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night when these stagings arrive here in the 2018-2019 season?

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Naked and afraid

Which opera director’s new position seems to have gone to his head? At a recent round of auditions, he reportedly encouraged the singers to disrobe.

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“It’s a return!”

Which legendary operatic lady of New York, now in the twilight of her career, is currently studying a dusty old bel canto score in preparation for yet another comeback?

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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?

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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.

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